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  •  Sorry if I sounded curt (2+ / 0-)
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    grannyhelen, betson08

    IMO, there's nothing "clear" about Obama's statement.  Intellectually, I understand why he's being so "political" about it but as a human being, it pains me to see him on the wrong side.  This is history in the making and he speaks for the US.  He needs to be on the right side of history.

    •  In diplomacy speak, this is clear... (2+ / 0-)
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      mrblifil, kat68

      ...and one of the harder statements I've heard from an American Prez (short of "we're dropping the bombs oops! no we aren't")

      "The revolution's just an ethical haircut away..." Billy Bragg

      by grannyhelen on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 08:23:24 PM PST

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    •  I am really confused by this line of reasoning (1+ / 0-)
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      grannyhelen

      I understand you feel Obama is somehow on the side that wants to see the regime stay in power. But can you explain what you would like to see done as an alternative? The statement calls to an end to the indefinite state of emergency, which turned the country into a military dictatorship, or a Praetoriate as a commentator said today. This is as clear a rebuke of Mubarak as can be stated. Now what else would you have done that the US is in the position to do?

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