Do you think President Obama handled the Egypt Uprising well or could he have done a better job?
President Obama totally mishandled the crises in Egypt. He displayed to the world that being an Allie of America for 30 years means nothing.
He backed an uprising when he had no idea who was actually behind it, and to be honest, nobody yet knows who was fully behind it. We do know the " Muslim Brotherhood " had a heavy involvement in it and this could be disasterious for America. Keep in mind these are the same guys that overthrew Iran back in 1979 and you see how that ended.
So let me get this straight. The United States endorsed a revolt against a dependable allie that they have no idea whom will end up in charge. Israel is now nervous and at risk to the hands of crazy zealots. Keep watching, for what happened in Egypt will now happen in other countries. Obama came out publicly and on the world stage and endorsed this revolt. To me it was childish, naive and certainly has put Europe and Israel at risk. If these idiots shut down the Suez Canal, it will bring all of Europe to their knees...
No Sir, in my opinion, this was all handled from our standpoint like an Amature would....Guess that is in fact what happened.
President Obama speaking out against our ally in public was disgraceful. Telling President Mubarak what he MUST DO was the first time an American president interfered with a government. Siding with the protesters and telling them that they had his support in their efforts to bring down the Egyptian government was inappropriate
President Obama told Mubarak that he must listen to the people and leave his office.
What a hypocrite our President is. When the people told him that the healthcare bill was flawed, somehow he couldn't here the people. When the people told him and Congress to stop spending and increasing the deficits again he failed to listen to the people.
Our country’s allies are noticeably wondering where the US will be if similar problems arise in their country.
I believe that his actions have been diplomatic. He's shared his wisdom of his vision of the hearts of everyday people with the world. How a leader of a country needs to LOVE the people and CARE for the PEOPLE. The Rich and Poor alike and make decisions that will grow and better the country and its people. That's what I invision when I look to the canidates up for office. Everyday people - here in this country or abroad are all tired of being held hostage by the decision makers of the government - which says one thing to get elected - however, do another when in office and the voting starts - it makes people think - who is this guy we elected to office? Why is he doing this to us? We the people who put him here. However, he shows us no love, no concern, no consideration of our everyday lives. There is a saying from WV where I am from "Even though we talk slow or look different from you, don't mean we are dumb." Everyday people get tired of trying to make their lives work - we all have children and families to feed and care for and without the help of the environment in which we live, we can not survive. May peace come over Egypt - by the works and will of God. Amen...
Very well said JON EWALL. Although I think the president should take a step back and stay out of it until it truly effects America. Then, if and when it does, take action don't talk.
i believe he handled the situation as best he could given the US relationship with mubarak prior to the uprising. he had to support non-violence on the government's part while not over-supporting them. the only people who criticize him are those who criticize him based on the fact that he is obama.
to support mubarak would be to continue to support a dictator who tortures, imprisons dissidents and those not agreeing with his policies. this country criticizes china for the same policies.
for once the gop, for the most part, supports the president in his handling of the situation.
I agree that siding with the protesters was a bobble. In fact, as long as it stayed non-violent, he should have just watched it play out and prepare for the future should Mubarak be ousted, what our policy on Egypt will be, what kind of new government we'll continue our alliance with, etc.
And if it turned violent, speak out against the violence alone.
Our government shouldn't be telling another government how to manage their nation. A nation has to resolve her own problems with her own people. That is the true democratic process.
Not with the influence of another nation's leader siding with one faction or the other.
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