Friday, January 28, 2011
Denial is not a river in Egypt, but it probably is an accurate description of how the White House is feeling right now.
The president really has to be regretting not supporting the Iranian uprising. If only he had and the Iranian government had fallen, this Egyptian uprising would be a welcomed example of another society of people freeing themselves from the shackles of despotism.
But now, since that did not happen, the thought of the Egyptian government is a horrible nightmare that provides an opportunity for Iran to install a Hamas style government. Can you imagine? The Egyptian army under the control of a Muslim Brotherhood inspired Hamas or Hezbollah?
So now, the president, who should have supported the people of Iran, but did not because he thought it would benefit his failed attempts to negotiate Iran away from their nuclear program, is now faced with supporting the popular uprising in Egypt, and moving the Middle East closer to a large scale war.
Israel cannot be sleeping comfortably tonight.