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January 28, 2011

Obama Speech on Egypt Thread

Calling for restraint by the government, and for the government to stop blocking the internet. But also calling for restraint by the protesters.

Really it's a lot of nothing. Now he's talking about how prescient he was in saying Egypt needs reform, something that everyone says.

He Can't Help Himself: Grabs credit again by noting that when he gave his gassy speech in Cairo, he said that governments can only maintain legitimacy if they secure the consent of the governed. Duh.

But the thing is, he's kind of saying "I told you so," as if it was particularly astute or brave to note this idea.

And on top of that, it's a big F*** You to Mubarak -- haha, you should have listened to me -- which is pretty troubling given that Mubarak is still in office.

That said, as I think Obama is a coward, I imagine he wouldn't try to link himself to that unless his spy analysts told him that it's 90% likely Mubarak will be deposed.


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posted by Ace at 06:36 PM

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