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Friday, February 11, 2011
Simon Tisdall in the Guardian is normally one of the more sane and thoughtful commentators on contemporary international politics, so his giddiness over the Obama's comments following Mubarak's backflip on resigning last night, Thursday; rather than this Friday morning warrants some attention. Certainly in forcefully and openly siding with the protesters, the Obama did finally plant himself on the side of the angels. Whether in doing so, he elucidated a clear doctrine that places the U.S. on the side of the forces of democracy everywhere remains to be seen. I would like to think Tisdall is right--and the Obama continued in his new voice after Mubarak resigned--but we'll see what happens when Jordon and Saudi Arabia start to wobble in weeks to come.
Posted by Mark Derr at 19:46
Labels: Barack Obama, democracy, Egypt, Jordon, Mubarak, Saudi Arabia, Siimon Tisdall
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