Who’s next Mr. President?, Re: Obama Urges Mubarak Not to Run Again, International Herald Tribune/New York Times, February 1, 2011

President Obama has just told every single one of America’s allies that they cannot depend on the United States to come to their assistance in times of trouble, no matter how reliable they’ve been in the past and no matter how critical they are to the security of the United States itself. Obama didn’t just show President Mubarak that the U.S. is unreliable and untrustworthy he showed everybody else as well, friend and foe alike. He really said ‘don’t trust America because we might desert you. Treaties, agreements and history don’t mean anything because if we think we should dump you we will, just like we did with Mubarak.’

What a coward. Obama couldn’t bring himself to support Mubarak and couldn’t bring himself to support the protesters either so he played both ends against the middle by attempting to ease Mubarak out while issuing vapid, sophomoric, meaningless statements to the people trying to bring him down. That’s more than a lack of vision and leadership. That’s cowardice.

What a fool. If Obama thinks getting rid of Mubarak will usher in an era of peace, tranquility and true democracy in Egypt and the Middle East and/or that his removal is somehow in the best interests of the United States he’s out of his mind. Egypt will become an Islamic state with all of the attendant evils, the Middle East will be awash in blood because war will become inevitable as soon as that happens and U.S. security will be continually threatened in numerous and sundry ways. These things will occur as sure as I’m sitting here writing this and believing otherwise is foolishness personified. America, Israel, the Middle East and the world in general will pay a terrible price for Obama’s unwillingness and inability to stand behind Mubarak.

So who’s next Mr. President? Israel? South Korea? Taiwan? Japan? Saudi Arabia? What about the rest of America’s allies…Britain, France, Germany, Canada, the lot? None of them have any faith in you anymore you know.

Personally, I’d bet on Israel.

Coward. Fool. What a President.

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