Give me a fucking break.
“If any of the violence is instigated by the government, it should stop immediately,” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. via HuffPo.
With all the moral wimpishness in regards to the Egypt issue, I hold Obama responsible for the Mabarak backlash. Now, I don’t know if this is his Jimmy Carter moment but Obama’s lack of testicular fortitude certainly gave Mabarak the license he needed for a crackdown.
Obama wanted to play both sides of the fence, and the price of that choice was a re-energized Mabarak. I wonder what his counseling to Mabarak really was. This reminds me how Obama “played” the populist rage after the bailouts. Seems to me the counseling was more about waiting out the protest and staying in power in contrast to any real condemnation.