Collectively as a country we can claim no credit for this positive popular revolution against a dictator we spent so much money trying to keep in power.
|By: Jon Walker Friday February 11, 2011 3:04 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 8, 2011 1:42 pm|
Sometimes the irony of two news events that happen on the same day is almost surreal. Today, we have news that the Obama administration is pushing the Mubarak government to immediately end the Egypt’s “Emergency Law,” which gives the President sweeping powers to violate the rights of the country’s citizens. From Jack Tapper’s “White House [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday February 8, 2011 8:59 am|
In the end, if Obama truly wants to install Suleiman, he probably can. He’ll engineer one of those “make me do it” moments, where he just has to accept that the thing his administration has been working tirelessly to achieve is the best thing for Egypt. But the minute that happens, and the stories start leaking out about young demonstrators being “disappeared” by Suleiman’s thugs, he’ll have to explain to the social media generation how it was all worth it for “stability in the region.”
And this time, he won’t be able to blame it on the need for “60 votes.”