HDR 118: Is Egypt Obama’s Waterloo?
ALOHA, ALL! Do you know what the 0bama administration’s policy is on the events unfolding in Egypt? Me neither. First, 0bama, Hillary & their envoys said that Hosni Mubarak needs to leave ASAP. Then, they changed their minds and decided he should stay during the transition. Then, they backed away from those comments. Links….
Go or Stay – I just wanna watch the game: Obama and O’Reilly Talk Mubarak and Football – NYTimes.com
The Whole World is Watching: Egyptian crisis: Dithering White House all at sea | World news | The Guardian
So what is it? Sure seems like 0bama isn’t acting very “Reaganesque” in this situation. Maybe he needs to read that book again. Watching the amateur hour taking place in the White House reminds me of this classic video. (Thanks to alert reader Bruce for the link.)
What happens in Egypt is important, not only for the Middle East but for the rest of the world. That’s an understatement. What happens in Egypt will also define the foreign policy of 0bama’s presidency – will it be a success or a failure? There will be other tests for 0bama in the next 23 months, but this one is his first big one. It will set the stage for how enemies of freedom plan their future attacks – you don’t think that North Korea & Iran are watching? And what did 0bama know about the rising tensions in Egypt? It looks like he had some warning last year: When Did The President Know It? – Investors.com
And here’s the 8,000 pound gorilla: White House’s Contemptible Drilling Ban – Investors.com
And this just in from Smart Girl Politics: The latest energy scam | SGP Action
Here’s what Israel is doing: Israel Working Toward Energy Independence « Hot Air
So between 0bama’s mamby pamby actions regarding Egypt and his complete lack of a back-up plan for tapping into America’s energy sources, I truly believe he has met his Waterloo.
Final Thought: “When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good. Do not expect them to stay moral and lose their lives for the purpose of becoming the fodder of the immoral. Do not expect them to produce, when production is punished and looting rewarded. Do not ask, ‘Who is destroying the world?’ You are.” –author Ayn Rand (1905-1982)