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Next Revolt?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/12/algerian-riot-police-protest-algiers

Is this a good thing or will all these revolts turn bad to worse? Des Obama have an obligation to speak on every revolt that happens now? Iran will also be holding a day of rage as well.

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itsmesteph11

Asked by itsmesteph11 at 9:15 AM on Feb. 12, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Well, he IS the 2009 recipient of the Nobel PEACE Prize! I think we should all listen to his "words of wisdom" with bated breath!! LOL :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:19 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • I think as POTUS the world expects to hear what he has to say about revolts. Now if he says anything or chooses to hide in the whitehouse again for a week is another story.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 9:21 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Every time he speaks I feel like I need to buy taller boots.
    tiddliwinks

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 9:28 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • I think he opened up a new can of worms that will be harmful to the US. He has just destroyed the trust Saudi Arabia, Israel and other nations in the ME and around the world. The Hezbollah coup in Lebanon and the Hamas dictatorship in Gaza show how anti-democratic elements that achieve power democratically can destroy the very democracy that empowered them. Obama is NOT up to the task of helping to prevent this in Egypt or anywhere else.


    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:35 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Again, I say......


     


    goodwitch399

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 9:40 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • If he said something of substance, it might not be so bad. But his 'play nice' speeches just makes these people angry. He needs to be behind the scenes making sure US interests are protected. I think he should have a thought about what type of gov't should fill the void or else we might see another Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge or Idi Amin. We didn't seem to have a preference in those cases and millions of people died. It is a slippery slope, and our pres. hasn't proven he has the expertise to handle complex international affairs.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:59 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Is it a good thing or will revolts turn bad to worse? I think its up to the people revolting for their rights thats important - not our opinions.

    Does Obama have an obligation to speak out on every revolt? YES , if he didn't you would probably be one of the first posting that he didnt!
    Mubarak's exit proves that Obama was right: Now that Mubarak has stepped down, says Frank James at NPR, it's hard not to see this as an "immediate political win for President Obama." His decision to give tacit backing to the protestors and wait for "street heat" to force Mubarak out proved to be the "right bet." Time will tell whether democracy will take root, but "for the time being, it looks like events have worked out as well as they could have for Obama."
    http://theweek.com/article/index/212046/obamas-inept-handling-of-egypts-crisis
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:00 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • So one mans opinion is now fact, anon? It has yet to prove anything.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:08 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Well, he IS the 2009 recipient of the Nobel PEACE Prize. YES and respected in the World far more than Bush ever was!

    You seem to forget how Bush destroyed our economy which destroyed the world's economy. That's what you call rewriting history republican style. Soon Bush will be seen as a hero just like Reagan when you finish lying to yourselves.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:13 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • You seem to forget how Bush destroyed our economy which destroyed the world's economy. That's what you call rewriting history republican style. Soon Bush will be seen as a hero just like Reagan when you finish lying to yourselves.

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    And YOU seem to think that George Bush was this nation's first president!! LOL
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:16 AM on Feb. 12, 2011

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