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Clinton Signals Support for Mubarak

That’s how I interpret this statement, made this morning on CNN’s State of the Union:

What we’re trying to do is to help clear the air so that those who remain in power, starting with President Mubarak, with his new vice president, with the new prime minister, will begin a process of reaching out, of creating a dialogue that will bring in peaceful activists and representatives of civil society to, you know, plan a way forward that will meet the legitimate grievances of the Egyptian people.

The clear suggestion of “remain in power” is that Mubarak should stay but reform. It’s what we should say of a man who has been an invaluable ally for 30 years. Simply siding with “the people” promotes a vacuum which all kinds of bad elements can fill. And abandoning allies is reprehensible.

There needs to be change in Egypt, and now probably even Mubarak knows it. But it needs to be orderly or the Muslim Brotherhood will be running the place.

I haven’t heard anything like this out of the White House. I wonder if Hillary is freelancing a bit.

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3 Responses to Clinton Signals Support for Mubarak

  1. MrsClinton has heard and seen enough to make the support of MrMubarak reasonable and politic.
    After the excited news reporters show selected views of the protesters, others tell of ordinary Egyptians banding together to protect their neighborhoods and homes from the criminal looters. The implications are that the protesters are criminal low-lifes who want to disrupt and destroy the good things and people of Egypt.
    MrMubarak was wise and cunning in pulling back the police, in restraining the military and shutting down the offensive media.

  2. Clinton is right. We can’t lose Mubarek.

    The problem is El baradeih is not only anti-U.S. (and pro-U.N.), his ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and the PFLP (Palestinian terrorists) has been documented by ITN and The Times of London (don’t look for American media to uncover anything untoward by a fellow anti-Semite). EBD is also a fan of Iran, Syria and the hard-liners in Saudi Arabia, though he, himself is an Islamic atheist (like Saddam Hussein).

    As a pro-terrorist, liberal, Islamic thug-bigot, this is just the type of person the American Left wants in office . . . and remember: The protests you see in NY and Chicago are *not* from the base of the Egyptian-Americans, they are from the vicious, vile, filthy “ANSWER” terrorist group that is headquartered out of Seattle and Portland.

    Lets stick with Mubarek and hopes he jails EBD and the Muslim Brotherhood….