|That's not the makings of a bow, is it?|
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
From 25 July 2005 - Egypt's burgeoning pro-democracy movements prepare for battle with president Hosni Mubarak ahead of September's election. Ask yourself, who's really in charge at the present moment?
Just one nagging question: Which grand strategy should Obama have pursued in lieu of the one he chose, i.e. backing Mubarak and then hedging once demonstrators forced a direct confrontation? In the clip, Ferguson mentions American assistance to dissidents in eastern Europe during the Soviet era, which helped prepare the ground for transitioning to liberal democracy once Russian hegemony collapsed. Not only hasn’t The One reached out to Egyptian liberals, he actually cut the funding provided to them by Bush’s administration once he took office.