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Thursday, February 3, 2011

of countries and leaders

From the right, left, and center I have heard that Mubarak has been a good ally of ours?

I understand that in some sense that is true and that it is important who rules Egypt, but ...

Alliances should be between nations not regimes. We "supported" Mubarak because he was the legal leader of Egypt. We supported Tony Blair as the Prime Minister of Great Britain, but our alliance is with Britain.

Given the politics of the situation we should now be stressing that the leadership that the Egyptians choose is who we would like to establish a good relationship with.

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