Ah, the wonderful Arab Spring. Obama was so eager to push our ally Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak out the door promising a new era of democracy and peace. Jackson Diehl of the Washington Post summarized Obama's postion, in Obama's own words:
A year ago Barack Obama described the epic wave of revolution that had begun in Tunisia and Egypt as “a historic opportunity” for the United States “to pursue the world as it should be.” He said America must promote “change that advances self-determination and opportunity.” And he asserted that “we can make a difference” in how the uprising turns out.Well, we've seen how the Egyptian uprising has turned out. It's a total mess with Islamic radicals in charge of Egypt echoing memories of earlier hopes that Iran's revolution would be peaceful, democratic and moderate. How'd that work out?
Now we see the first sign of the folly of Obama's policy as the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was overrun on the 11th Anniversary of September 11th by an Islamist mob who tore down the U.S. flag and raised the banner of Islamic radicals. At what point do we stop making excuses for these Khomenis in training?
Meanwhile, Obama is doing what he can to help the radical Egyptian government recover billions from supporters of the former regime. And in a few weeks Obama will honor Mohammed Morsi, the radical Muslim Brotherhood candidate who is now President of Egypt on a State Visit to Washington with all the bells and whistles.
Obama lost Egypt to the radicals and we are only now tasting the first of many sips from the bitter cup of betrayal his misguided policy of appeasement will visit upon the world!