Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Barack Says 'Jump'


"Now, it is not the role of any other country to determine Egypt’s leaders. Only the Egyptian people can do that. What is clear -- and what I indicated tonight to President Mubarak -- is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now."

So what Obama seems to be saying is that he wants Mubarak to step down immediately.

Let me get this straight, then... if the people of a nation are unhappy with their leadership and become increasingly vocal about their dislike for their leader - to the point of taking to the streets to hold rallies (say, like a Tea Party rally, for instance...), then that means that that leader should step down immediately and make room for a more popular leader immediately, without waiting for the next election?

I accept your resignation, Mr. President, but I hardly think that's what the term "serve at the will of the people" means. It certainly doesn't lead to "elections that are free and fair" and it erodes any semblance of a "government ... grounded in democratic principles." Quite the opposite, sir. You've described a banana republic, Mr. President.

And for someone who says that we shouldn't be determining what Egypt should do, you sure seem to telling Mubarak what he should do quite a bit.

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