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  •  Actions matter way way more than words... (1+ / 0-)
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    what may be to Obama's credit (I don't think we can really even know at this point) is if he didn't try to support Mubarak or the regime (Suleiman, &c.) behind the scenes. His words on the revolution (belated though they were), especially his second speech where he said that the needed changes hadn't happened yet, were a lot more important than the Cairo speech. If Egyptians hadn't revolted, the Cairo speech would have gone down in history asan embarrassment to America and Obama both.

    I honestly don't think the speech was important at all. It stopped mattering when months went by and there was no sign that US policy was actually changing even a little bit.

    proud to be a pro-democracy kossack

    by bicycle Hussein paladin on Fri Feb 11, 2011 at 09:09:24 AM PST

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