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Can Mideast Protests and Revolts hurt US Policy?

Mideast protests cause a shift in U.S. policy

The Obama administration initially backed away from a strong push for reforms in the Middle East, but with Egypt's uprising now in its second week, activists credit it for changing tack and backing pro-democracy protesters.

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/05/world/la-fg-egypt-aid-20110206

If US and Egypt are good allies, why did Obama find out about Mubarak stepping down from watching the same news we watch? Shouldn't he be privied to intelligence and communications with our allies in the middle wast?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110211/ap_on_re_us/us_us_egypt

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on Feb. 11, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (6)
  • Jake Tapper of ABC: Also worth keeping in mind: cant find anyone in O admin who thinks whatever comes next will be better for U.S. interests than Mubarak was


    http://twitter.com/jaketapper

    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 2:18 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Can Mideast Protests and Revolts hurt US Policy?


    Yes. I think they can.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:48 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • LOL Because the operative word here is if. We were allies until a week ago when Obama decided to throw Mubarak under the bus. It all depends on what happens and who ends up in charge. We have always done business with the military so we can hope that relationship is still intact.
    I think the U.S, has already been hurt by the situation compliments of Obama. We will have to wait and see how much worse it gets.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:35 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Because the operative word here is if. We were allies until a week ago when Obama decided to throw Mubarak under the bus


    You wanted him to support a dictator against the people of the country? the ally is the country not one man. He was a criminal stealing foreign aid money for his own personal wealth and plunging his country INTO these protests

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:41 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • Of course they can! But don;ttry to convince CERTAIN posters of that fact, they can only maintain a single focus, and lack "big picture" skills!! LOL :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:24 PM on Feb. 11, 2011

  • This guy REALLY likes us! (not!)


    Israel, thy name is arrogance


    http://www.star.com.jo/main/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21479&catid=17:op-ed&Itemid=111


    from article...


    If the international community had slapped Israel down off its pedestal every time it dictated to others, Israel would not be so haughty. But the fact is, Israel has learned from the best—what better teacher in arrogance and superiority than the United States? Iraq and Afghanistan are still recovering from the US’s “democratic intervention”.

    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 1:24 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

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