Saturday, January 29, 2011
There's Not Just a River in Eygpt
There are a whole lot of really upset people. And who can blame them? Mubarak stinks. And he's our - the United States of America's - stinker. And the Egyptian people know he's ours, and they know why he's been ours for almost 30 years now. They may, however, be willing to put that at the back of their minds for a while if America is not seen as meddling in the country at this critical juncture. I have thought from the outset of the riots that the best thing for the US government to do is to keep it's multiple yaps shut. So far, the Obama administration has been very careful with it language, as Rachel Maddow shows at the beginning of this segment. That's good. I hope they continue to resist the temptation to play the heavy here, because it would most likely backfire.