Some folks believe that President Obama has tossed his “friend,” Hosni Mubarek, under the bus because they see President Obama as siding with the people of Egypt. Part of their reasoning is that President Mubarek is our most important ally in the region and we should have had a plan for the upcoming elections in Egypt as well as intelligence of what has been brewing in that country for years. I think that “some folks” are trying to toss President Obama under the bus for what is happening in Egypt. I could mention “some folks” by name but I honestly respect this particular political pundit and he is entitled to his opinion. I strongly disagree with that opinion and say that this time, you’re dead wrong. Let me finish!
First, I have to say that Mubarek’s public comment directed at President Obama that he does not understand Egypt, is cunning and aimed at turning the eyes of the people to focus on President Obama and America for purely negative reasons. Slick but empty gesture by a dictator whose time and tactics have come to pass.
Second, this is a grassroots revolution. It is that spontaneous outcry of youth that they want to live in a world that is free, in economic security and not one where there is only a few rich people governing the rest who are dirt poor. These are Egyptians from a diverse political, religious and ideological spread of thought. This is their call and not ours. The people have decided they don’t want to be ruled by a dictator anymore. The dictator is clinging to whatever power/authority he thinks he has or can muster.
Instead of tossing our President under the bus, we should support President Obama and say a prayer for the Egyptian people that the violence stops.