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So why the difference?

Obama said Mubarak did a lot of bad things to his people during the O'Reilly interview. He believes he should go and go quickly.
Why is their a difference in what Mubarak did to his people and what China does to their people? Why do the Chinese who kill baby girls and suppress all the the freedoms of the people get a state dinner and Mubarak who is, whether or not you admit it, a U.S, ally get tossed under the bus?

Isn't that just Obama speaking out of both sides of his mouth? Is it just that it is convenient for him right now?

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itsmesteph11

Asked by itsmesteph11 at 10:02 AM on Feb. 7, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Why is their a difference in what Mubarak did to his people and what China does to their people?


    The difference is the people of Egypt are revolting, the people of China are not. It isn't for US to instill any govenrment or policies in other countries. We have to make a choice, stand behind a horrible dicatator or behind the people....he is choosing The People....and he is RIGHT!

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:06 AM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • He wants radical Islam in Egypt.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:06 AM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • How much US debt does Egypt own?
    SuperChicken

    Answer by SuperChicken at 10:09 AM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • He wants radical Islam in Egypt.

    Proof?
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:09 AM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • Oh, I see Sweet. So if Obama had been President when Tiennamin Square revolt happened he would have been FOR the people but since they are not revolting now, it's proper to lavish Chinese leaders with dinners and praise. Even though the wrongs are still committed. Gotcha
    itsmesteph11

    Comment by itsmesteph11 (original poster) at 10:14 AM on Feb. 7, 2011

  •  it's proper to lavish Chinese leaders with dinners and praise. Even though the wrongs are still committed. Gotcha


    Its proper to host state dinners with countries we do not agree with, yes. Countries that are BAILING US OUT, yes...


    Their money is still GREEN....would you STOP taking their FINANCIAL help?

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:17 AM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • Ummm, their money isn't green, lol.
    SuperChicken

    Answer by SuperChicken at 10:20 AM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • It is interesting to think about how our presidents seem to support some human rights causes, while seeming to ignore others. President Obama did discuss human rights with President Hu, and strongly encouraged him to improve China's treatment of its citizens. Egypt is in revolt, and the wisest thing Mubarak can do is to step down. I don't see any hypocrisy here at all. Hu is in power, the people of China aren't in revolt. Mubarak is out. He said he'd leave in September. The people of Egypt are revolting against him and want him out now, not later. If the people of China were revolting against Hu, I think Obama would deliver the same message.

    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 10:22 AM on Feb. 7, 2011

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    Ummm, their money isn't green, lol.

    LOL...you are correct but its just an expression for their $$$ still SPENDS...they FUND the USA , BOTH WARS and a WHOLE LOT MORE>..

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:27 AM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • The difference is that Obama is gearing up for re-election - this is CLASSIC pandering to the public.
    -Eilish-

    Answer by -Eilish- at 11:01 AM on Feb. 7, 2011

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