Monday, January 31, 2011

Liberals Chastise Obama On Egypt Policy

The liberal New Republic has not-so-kind words for President Obama and his policies and actions so far in response to the crisis in Egypt. In fact, NR seems to almost long for a return to the George W. Bush policy of democratization.
The magazine's Leon Wieseltier writes:
The bizarre irony of Obama’s global multiculturalism is that it has had the effect of aligning America with regimes and against peoples. This was the case with our response to the Iranian rebellion in 2009, and it was the case with our response to the Egyptian opposition until a few hours ago. The striking thing about Barack Obama’s “extended hand” is how utterly irrelevant it is to the epochal events in Egypt, and Tunisia, and Iran, and elsewhere.  
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1 comment:

Josh said...

I agree that Obama bungled Iran. The side to be on in that fight was clear.

It's not so clear with the situation in Egypt. If Obama sides with the protesters, he's betraying a longtime ally. If Obama sides with Mubarak, he's betraying Democratic principles.