Thursday, February 10, 2011

Is Who on First in Egypt? I Don't Know -- Third Base!

Yep.  Mr. Foreign Policy -- that's our Obama.  He has his finger squarely on the pulse of the CIA which has its finger squarely on the pulse of world happenings.  Except, apparently, in Egypt.  Or maybe the operatives and analysts forgot to clue Director Leon Panetta in on the scoop.

Well, at least the Young President seems to be in lock-step with the leaders of Egypt.  They don't seem to know who's on first either.

"As your father president, I'm not stepping down until the September elections."  "As Vice-president, I'm taking over, but don't listen to radio or read newspapers, or watch television."

Was anyone else reminded of Alexander Haig in the immediate aftermath of Ronald Reagan's shooting?

And, to re-assure all Americans that he's on top of this powderkegger situation, our Young President told a college crowd in Michigan:

"We are witnessing history unfold. .  .  .  It's a moment of transformation that is taking place because the people of Egypt are calling for change."
Yeah.  He's pretty big on listening to people who call out to him about change.  I'm not feeling what anyone could actually characterize as "comforted."

This is just all a little too unsettling, on way too many levels.


  1. So confusing... this Egypt-thing.... who are the good guys and who are the bad guys????

  2. I'm not sure anyone really knows. I'm getting a lot of info from a high school/Camp Mitchell friend (Karan Wooley Flora -- she's Chuck's and my age) who has been living in Egypt for several years as her husband runs a church in Maadi, just outside of Cairo. They have a blog that is now back up and running -- I just added it to my blogroll: It's a good source.

  3. Did you hear (how could you NOT!) the whopper DNI Clapper came out with yesterday about the Muslim Brotherhood? Aiiieee. Now THAT was a confidence-inspiring statement if I evah heard one.

    So, Mubarak is gone and the military is in charge, according to my teevee this morning. That was prolly the best option out of a lot of bad ones.

  4. Yeah, Buck. An uneasy best option.

    Re the Muslim Brotherhood -- hoodwinked is more like it. When will the scales fall from the eyes of those now in charge of foreign policy?