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  •  The President is handling this pretty well, imo. (28+ / 0-)

    And we'll probably find out more about it in the future, as the history books are written about it.

    Concentrating on encouraging the military to play a positive role via back door diplomacy and positive reinforcement was probably the smartest move made by the Admin. in the entire affair.

    They've encouraged the Egyptian military to become a positive stakeholder in the revolution instead of trying to do top-down, Bush style brow-beating that would have made the military seem like America's lackey if they had taken this route.

    "The perfect is the enemy of the good." - Voltaire

    by Lawrence on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 10:47:08 AM PST

    •  Remember seeing a comment a few days ago (5+ / 0-)

      After the 'anti foreigner, reporters' pogrom started. Someone on here apologized for demanding more proactive statements from Obama. The assault on foreigners and reporters made it obvious that if Obama had been more forceful, it would've made things uglier, and would've given Mubarak more fuel to fight the protesters.

      It's hard to be patient, but that is one of the reasons I voted for Obama. I've been pissed as hell at many of the things he's done the past two years, but all in all, it's looking like he (and Hillary) are handling this pretty well.

      But we're still deep in the middle of it, so it's probably too early for me to be saying any of this.

    •  Tweet from @whitehouse (1+ / 0-)
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      Lawrence

      RT @whitehouse: The President: "We are witnessing history unfold...the people of #Egypt are calling for change... at the forefront...a new generation"

      Never meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer.--Bruce Graham

      by Ice Blue on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 11:10:45 AM PST

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