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  •  Yeah, great. (0+ / 0-)

    This is a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't situation. Back the protesters and they're pissed because they want to own this, and it give ammunition to those who want to paint them as foreign-backed. Don't back the protesters and you're seen as siding with the soon-to-be-deposed tyrant and get to own the legacy of decades of support for a military dictatorship. So they're trying to split the difference, expressing out principles  without outright demanding Mubarak's resignation.

    And isn't that awfully satisfying to all concerned.

    Bah, humbug.

    •  It's definitely a no-win. That's we set ourselves (1+ / 0-)
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      up for when we back tyrants in the name of "a bigger cause". I'm glad it's not me in the State Department or White House!

      is it an identity crisis to have no signature?

      by UnaSpenser on Wed Feb 09, 2011 at 10:12:41 PM PST

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