Feinstein: “We don’t understand this”crisis in Egypt

posted at 12:55 pm on February 9, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

The people who are cheerleading immediate democracy in Egypt don’t recall the lesson learned in Gaza, Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) warned MSNBC this morning. Feinstein warned of “fundamentalist Islamic sects” taking control of Egypt in the present chaos and told Andrea Mitchell that “we don’t understand the ebb and flow” of politics in the Middle East, and that simply demanding elections in an environment as unstable as Egypt’s at the present could lead to some very undemocratic long-term outcomes (from The Blaze):

This echoes what I wrote earlier today, which is that it’s simply not enough to cheerlead for democracy and open elections in collapsing Middle East regimes. For the best long-term outcomes, we have to back democracy through a transition that will give it the best shot at survival. Rushing into an election when the only substantial political organization belongs to radical Islamists like Hamas or the Muslim Brotherhood would mean a quick end to democracy, meaningful elections, and human rights — as well as peace. We have no obligation to support that, although we truly won’t have a great deal of influence on those events anyway.

Donald Rumsfeld, from his book tour this week, rebuked the Obama administration for its incoherence:

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said Wednesday he hopes the Obama administration‘s behind-the-scenes handling of the crisis in Egypt is going more smoothly than it looks from the outside.

Mr. Rumsfeld told the “America’s Morning News” radio broadcast that a confusion of public messages from the White House over the handling of embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was “unfortunate” and has not helped ease the crisis in Cairo. …

“That is unfortunate, that they seem to be crossways with their assigned diplomat, Frank Wisner and with some differences in terms of people in Washington. I don’t know enough to know precisely what’s taking place, but that tends not to be helpful,” Mr. Rumsfeld said on radio broadcast.

“I’m hoping there is effective private diplomacy taking place … and the turmoil that we are seeing will ease,” he said.

The White House needs to reset its approach back to a more subtle effort to press for the best long-term result rather than attempt to look good by guessing at the eventual outcomes ahead of their arrival.


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“Fundamentalist Islamic sex”?

Rush was right. This was hilarious.

KingGold on February 9, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Wow Rush just got done talking about this.

Cindy Munford on February 9, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Did anyone really think the Obama Administration could be anything but incoherent on the situation? They’re not exactly the sharpest tools in the shed even on their best days.

Blake on February 9, 2011 at 12:58 PM

I’d make a comment about how Feinstein doesn’t understand much of anything, but I think that applies more to the OTHER Senator from Taxifornia more than her.

Feinstein’s just the one who doesn’t understand a budget if the politicians who cleaned up the mess she left behind in San Fran are any indication.

teke184 on February 9, 2011 at 12:58 PM

We don’tObama doesn’t understand.

Paul-Cincy on February 9, 2011 at 12:58 PM

I hate it when she has moments of lucidity.

myrenovations on February 9, 2011 at 12:58 PM

….catch the new hit by the One Hit Wonders in the White House, “Groping for a Strategy“…on sale now.

ted c on February 9, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Wow. That was actually pretty sane.

forest on February 9, 2011 at 12:59 PM

WOW. Sounds a bit like Beck. Someone tell Kristol.

Oh, I forgot it is hard to communicate with the folks in that tall ivory tower.

Opposite Day on February 9, 2011 at 1:01 PM

The White House needs to reset its approach back to a more subtle effort to press for the best long-term result rather than attempt to look good by guessing at the eventual outcomes ahead of their arrival.

But Obama is THE ONE!!! The Messiah!!! The Chosen!!!

It wouldn’t look good for him to not KNOW what’s ahead, rather than just be like everyone else, and hope for the best for Egypt.

The sad reality is…this just shows that Obama, and those he surrounds himself with, are all incompetent boobs, who haven’t a clue as to how to handle this.

capejasmine on February 9, 2011 at 1:02 PM

The White House needs to reset its approach back to a more subtle effort to press for the best long-term result rather than attempt to look good by guessing at the eventual outcomes ahead of their arrival.

Does the White House have an approach? What is it, exactly?

SlaveDog on February 9, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Listening to Rush online also; the timing of this post is amazing. It’s also amazing that Boxer admits what so many of us we’re questioning. Simply amazing how effed up this administration is in every category. Can anybody think of one single area of concern to America that this administration has handled successfully?

Keemo on February 9, 2011 at 1:02 PM

The White House needs to reset its approach back to a more subtle effort to press for the best long-term result rather than attempt to look good by guessing at the eventual outcomes ahead of their arrival.

What difference does it make now? Barry and company have sent so many different messages, who’s going to buy anything else coming out of their mouths?

Knucklehead on February 9, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Feinstein: “We don’t understand this”crisis in Egypt

She’s not talking about whats happening in Egypt. She’s talking about the diplomatic negativity POTUS is receiving from the international community over his divine foreign policy.

BobMbx on February 9, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Why do I get the feeling that Bambi is walking away from everyone in his administration who asks him for his input saying, “Deal with it. I’m late for my tee time with J-Lo”

NotCoach on February 9, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Listening to Rush online also; the timing of this post is amazing. It’s also amazing that Boxer admits what so many of us we’re questioning. Simply amazing how effed up this administration is in every category. Can anybody think of one single area of concern to America that this administration has handled successfully?

Keemo on February 9, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Feinstein, not Boxer. Boxer’s too busy yelling at a general to get her a glass of wine and to refer to her as “Senator”.

teke184 on February 9, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Wow Rush just got done talking about this.

Cindy Munford on February 9, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Cindy Munford:Yup,heard the sound-bite montage of Team
Obama Flip Flops!:)

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Glenn Beck: Islamists are dangerously close to taking Egypt.

Andrea Mitchell: Beck is crazy, a right wing lunatic. The Muslim brotherhood is warm and fuzzy.

Sen Feinstein: Islamists are dangerously close to taking Egypt.

Andrea Mitchell: Thank you Senator for an enlightening and informative report.

darwin on February 9, 2011 at 1:06 PM

This is what Palin is saying, in her word-salad kind of way. We need to engage sensibly. Not just spout platitudes about democracy, which is Obama’s forte’. Rather, given the situation, what’s likely to happen. Will the Muslim Brotherhood or other Islamicists take over. We need some pragmatism, rather than belief in liberal fantasies, such as, the Egyptian people will take to the streets and take back their power, throw off the yoke of dictatorship, and live peacefully in a representative democracy. That’s the kind of liberal claptrap going on in Obama’s head now. That’s not leadership, that’s dreaming.

Paul-Cincy on February 9, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Being the recipient of a peace prize is no guarante of performance, actual results may very, purchase at your own risk.

fourdeucer on February 9, 2011 at 1:07 PM

The Obama admin response is either caused clueless rookie mistakes or an attempt to cover up what they are doing. I’m going with number 2. Obama’s reaction to EYGPT is an attemtp to distract form what he and his buddies in the muslim brotherhood are trying to do by using the cries of “democracy” to inact a radicla overthrow of a trusted American ally. As more information comes out and the revo!t drags on Obama is required to backtrack and cover his tracks which gives the outward appearce of incompetance but in reality is a classic cas eof a cover up. See Nixon watergate. nixon’s team appeared totally incompetant during the immed aftermath of watergate.

unseen on February 9, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Paul-Cincy on February 9, 2011 at 1:07 PM

She said trust but verify. Since we can not verify we can not trust.

unseen on February 9, 2011 at 1:08 PM

First off Feinstein looks horrible.

Second: The Muslim Brotherhood goal?
ONE WORD. “CALIPHATE”

PappyD61 on February 9, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Maybe Feinstein should read sumpin about it!!
=============================================

Muslim Brotherhood text reveals scope of radical creed
02/09/2011 02:09

Translated by Palestinian Media Watch, book details group’s goal of global Islamic conquest.

http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=207415

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Keemo on February 9, 2011 at 1:02 PM

I wanted to respond with something snarky, but I cannot think of even some minor or inconsequential issue that this administration as looked competent on.

NotCoach on February 9, 2011 at 1:09 PM

We need to get the h%ll out of everyone’s business. Why can’t we return to our foundational principles of non-intervention? Why must we spend our wealth, our fighting men, and soon our fighting women, spreading empire?

j_galt on February 9, 2011 at 1:09 PM

I wanted to respond with something snarky, but I cannot think of even some minor or inconsequential issue that this administration as looked competent on.

NotCoach on February 9, 2011 at 1:09 PM

They’ve been pretty competent at destroying our oil production capabilities and killing the economy.

darwin on February 9, 2011 at 1:11 PM

darwin on February 9, 2011 at 1:06 PM

That pretty well sums up the media coverage.

I was kind of interested in seeing/hearing the reactions from Mitchell and whoever else was there, but the clip cuts off.

forest on February 9, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Obama is an (!).

Cindy Munford on February 9, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Why do people believe that “democracy” = Western Christian values of freedom, liberty and tolerance? Even western Christians can’t frackin agree on freedom, liberty and tolerance.

j_galt on February 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Listening to Rush online also; the timing of this post is amazing. It’s also amazing that Boxer admits what so many of us we’re questioning. Simply amazing how effed up this administration is in every category. Can anybody think of one single area of concern to America that this administration has handled successfully?

Keemo on February 9, 2011 at 1:02 PM

uh no…….he’s the American Wrecking Ball.

PappyD61 on February 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Why must we spend our wealth, our fighting men, and soon our fighting women, spreading empire?

j_galt on February 9, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Exactly what does our empire consist of?

Guam?

darwin on February 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

“As in yesterday” Bagdad Gibbs.

the_nile on February 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Oh, I did it wrong. It’s (_!_)

Cindy Munford on February 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

ed c on February 9, 2011 at 12:59 PM

heh
:)

cmsinaz on February 9, 2011 at 1:13 PM

For those that are tuned into Rush,heres the Jihady Book,
he mentioned!!
=============

The Way of Jihad :

Complete Text by Hassan Al Banna founder of the Muslim Brotherhood
January 16, 2005
*****************

http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/379

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:14 PM

Sorry, but we completely understand Egypt, Diane. We don’t understand IwonWTF. But Egypt we completely understand.

ORconservative on February 9, 2011 at 1:15 PM

We need to get the h%ll out of everyone’s business. Why can’t we return to our foundational principles of non-intervention? Why must we spend our wealth, our fighting men, and soon our fighting women, spreading empire?

j_galt on February 9, 2011 at 1:09 PM

hmm WW1 and WW2 and millions of fighting men, billions of our wealth later we decided that non-intervention didn’t work too well.

unseen on February 9, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Oh, I did it wrong. It’s (_!_)

Cindy Munford on February 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

I must be unhip … what’s that?

darwin on February 9, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Well!, What do you expect from the bride of Frankenstein!!!!

hawkman on February 9, 2011 at 1:15 PM

When you’ve lost Diane…..

a capella on February 9, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Exactly what does our empire consist of?

Guam?

darwin on February 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

well it depends on who you ask. For instance LaRaze thinks it means Texas and CA…..

unseen on February 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:14 PM

Hey C-
talk about 55 minutes of some unnerving inform from iran….did you get a chance to see iranium?
talk about timing…

cmsinaz on February 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Oh, I did it wrong. It’s (_!_)

Cindy Munford on February 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Cindy Munford:That looks like a Big Butt Wide Load,#80
points for creativity,haha!!:)

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Dam that Glenn Beck, now he’s brainwashing Senators and former Secretaries of Defense!

/sarc

rbj on February 9, 2011 at 1:17 PM

j_galt on February 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

I’d like to know too. If you have a population that is 51% reactionary Islamic literalists, or even mostly sympathetic to the knuckledraggers, an election is just a fast track to permanent disaster. I don’t know for sure if that’s the case in Egypt, but I don’t want to learn it the hard way.

forest on February 9, 2011 at 1:17 PM

I must be unhip … what’s that?

darwin on February 9, 2011 at 1:15 PM

I think it’s the back end of the Donkey!.

hawkman on February 9, 2011 at 1:17 PM

I think it’s the back end of the Donkey!.

hawkman on February 9, 2011 at 1:17 PM

Ah … ok, thanks.

darwin on February 9, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Sun Tzu has a different approach, if we consider American interests a vital concern.
http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/stratblog/2011/02/08/sun-tzu-the-enemy-of-the-bureaucratic-mind/

a capella on February 9, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Why do people believe that “democracy” = Western Christian values of freedom, liberty and tolerance? Even western Christians can’t frackin agree on freedom, liberty and tolerance.

j_galt on February 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

democracy was founded in western civilization. individualism is a western concept. Athens was one of the oldest democracies. Rome took their ideas and improved on it to become the world’s only super power at the time. They left demcoracy and moved to dictatorship and destoryed themselves. Democracy and the belief of individual rights made a comeback in England with the magna carter and in other western countries due in large measure. The reformation cemented these ideas throughout the western world and placed human rights from the creator not from government.

unseen on February 9, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Exactly what does our empire consist of?

Guam?

darwin on February 9, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Yes. And Guam illustrates why we need to stop empire building. We can’t even control that tiny empire. It’s going to tip over for crying out loud!

NotCoach on February 9, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Feinstein: “We don’t understand this”crisis in Egypt

There really ain’t a heck of a lot that you left-coast leftards DO understand, is there, Dianne?

Except maybe for putting a crucifix in a jar of urine and calling it art.

UltimateBob on February 9, 2011 at 1:24 PM

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:14 PM
Hey C-
talk about 55 minutes of some unnerving inform from iran….did you get a chance to see iranium?
talk about timing…

cmsinaz on February 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM

cmsinaz:Yes,chilling,Iran is going,the way of the ManHattan
Project on nuke warhead buildup(my opinion),and the
main thing,that everyone is missing,is the Iranian
Revolution is a REVOLUTION FOR DOMINENCE OF THE PL
ANET!!:)

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Why must we spend our wealth, our fighting men, and soon our fighting women, spreading empire?

j_galt on February 9, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Lib-trolls all love this rockin video nugget…
“I am the Infidel (that your imam warned about)”
Rock on Troll

deedtrader on February 9, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Fiendstiend is just repeating something she heard at the latest intelligence committee hearing. Some spook debriefer was admitting that the intelligence community doesn’t know how this is going to work out, doesn’t know who is behind it, doesn’t know who’s going to be able to take advantage of the confusion.

Skandia Recluse on February 9, 2011 at 1:27 PM

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:24 PM

How on earth did you get that evil R-word through the HA filters?

BobMbx on February 9, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Second look at Feinstein?/

pugwriter on February 9, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Diane looks like that Beatle’s tune, “I Am So Tired”. As to her grasp of the obvious, everyone gets it sometime. She is smarter than Boxer, but that is a miniscule accolade.

Junior and Shrillary have been trying without success to figure out where the parade is going so they could try to get to the front and appear to lead it. Failing miserably and in public, but what would you expect for small minds still smarting over Honduras’ failure to do what they were told to and keep Hugo Chavez happy? Losers. I bet there are a lot of people overseas who are similarly amazed at the difference between expectations and reality, when it comes to Junior.

Unfortunately Junior and Shrillary are taking us down with them…

Harry Schell on February 9, 2011 at 1:30 PM

I predict a replay of Iran.

jsunrise on February 9, 2011 at 1:31 PM

….catch the new hit by the One Hit Wonders in the White House, “Groping for a Strategy“…on sale now.

ted c on February 9, 2011 at 12:59 PM

ted c:Lol!:)

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:31 PM

the Iranian
Revolution is a REVOLUTION FOR DOMINENCE OF THE PL
ANET!!:)

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:24 PM

amen….amen

there is no negotiating with these folks…

cmsinaz on February 9, 2011 at 1:31 PM

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:24 PM
===================
How on earth did you get that evil R-word through the HA filters?

BobMbx on February 9, 2011 at 1:27 PM

BobMbx:You mean,Revolt,Revolution,hehe,ahem!!:)

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Why is Obama’s first instinct to side with our enemies over our allies?

portlandon on February 9, 2011 at 1:33 PM

I love how O’bamba gave a “shout out” to his mooslum bro’s on how they need to be part of the process.

jsunrise on February 9, 2011 at 1:33 PM

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:24 PM
===================
How on earth did you get that evil R-word through the HA filters?

BobMbx on February 9, 2011 at 1:27 PM

BobMbx:You mean,Revolt,Revolution,hehe,ahem!!:)

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:33 PM
=========================================

Oops,I forgot Rebellion too!:)

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:35 PM

It’s called E-mooning. My daughter emailed it to me this morning. Silly but cute.

http://www.killermovies.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-33514-e-mooning.html

Cindy Munford on February 9, 2011 at 1:41 PM

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:24 PM
============
amen….amen

there is no negotiating with these folks…

cmsinaz on February 9, 2011 at 1:31 PM

cmsinaz:I agree,none,and once again Obama is willing to
deal with Terrorists!!:)

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Cindy Munford on February 9, 2011 at 1:41 PM

ok, i feel old now…

cmsinaz on February 9, 2011 at 1:43 PM

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:42 PM

yup :(

*sigh*

cmsinaz on February 9, 2011 at 1:43 PM

It’s called E-mooning. My daughter emailed it to me this morning. Silly but cute.

http://www.killermovies.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-33514-e-mooning.html

Cindy Munford on February 9, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Cindy Munford:Ta da,I guessed right,hehe!:)

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:44 PM

This is what it looks like when you try to vote “present” on an issue but people keep insisting you stand on some type of principle.

The handling of the Egyptian crisis is Obama’s leadership in a nutshell.

ButterflyDragon on February 9, 2011 at 1:54 PM

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:44 PM

You are, I wish there was a prize. I thought it was cute but I’ll never use them.

Cindy Munford on February 9, 2011 at 1:54 PM

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 1:44 PM
============
You are, I wish there was a prize. I thought it was cute but I’ll never use them.

Cindy Munford on February 9, 2011 at 1:54 PM

Cindy Munford:Yup,cute:)

canopfor on February 9, 2011 at 2:00 PM

“Looking good” is and always has been the main goal of the current administration.

GarandFan on February 9, 2011 at 2:04 PM

Who, on either side of government, understands what Islam is and what it does to Muslims? No one. So flailing about blindly is the only option isn’t it?

BL@KBIRD on February 9, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Wow. An honest politician, and a democrat at that.

Hiya Ciska on February 9, 2011 at 2:12 PM

This was meant to bring the dopes who watch MSLSD up to speed on what the rest of us already knew. The lefty ruling class has realized that their multicultural PC bullcrap is coming back to bite them and Obambi in the ass.

This dovetails nicely with David Cameron’s painfully obvious admission that tolerance of Islamo-Fascist separatism in the UK threatens the survival of his country. Gee, no kidding. Welcome to the party pal.

RadClown on February 9, 2011 at 2:13 PM

democracy was founded in western civilization. individualism is a western concept. Athens was one of the oldest democracies. Rome took their ideas and improved on it to become the world’s only super power at the time. They left demcoracy and moved to dictatorship and destoryed themselves.

unseen on February 9, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Nit-picking, but Han Dynasty China was also a superpower for several centuries overlapping with the Roman Empire. Also, I’m not very familiar with Roman history, but I believe they achieved their greatest power under the emperors.

DarkCurrent on February 9, 2011 at 2:13 PM

I’ve said it before. Diane is a lib’s lib but she does take her roll on the foreign intelligence committee seriously.

I’d bet she thinks code pink is a crazy as we do.

WisRich on February 9, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Obama just thought that Egypt was “one big sandtrap

J_Crater on February 9, 2011 at 2:24 PM

“For that nine months, yes,” he said. “I mean, I don’t– I’m trying not– I don’t want to be flip. I mean, I don’t– I think the president would be the first one to tell you that it’s a struggle.”

Gibbs, on Obama’s smoking.

It also describes best the Obama-Egypt-policy.

Manhood is indignant.

Schadenfreude on February 9, 2011 at 2:33 PM

And I guess Bill Kristol is busy writing his apology to Glenn Beck, right? Beck has been right over and over, but has ruffled the elites too much for them to admit it.

bofh on February 9, 2011 at 2:54 PM

We know exactly how this is going to end up; another Islamic fundalmentalist dictatorship who hates us. They’ve been spewing this crap for the last week.

Mirimichi on February 9, 2011 at 2:56 PM

bofh on February 9, 2011 at 2:54 PM

You’ve got that right.

Mirimichi on February 9, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Barack Hussein Obama has given two-hour speeches on health care, the economy, and every other issue that he’s promised to “focus” on to the exclusion of all else, and somehow managed to say absolutely nothing.

But now, when it comes to the Second Islamic Revolution, Obama issues a crystal clear, unequivocal, and completely contraditory official US position on Egypt every few hours. And not just stated as opinions either, but as hyperbolicly-worded edicts.

People can call this administration “incompetent” till they’re blue in the face — and I will agree with them. But there is no possible way that ALL of this can be an accident. No way.

logis on February 9, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Why is Obama’s first instinct to side with our enemies over our allies?

portlandon on February 9, 2011 at 1:33 PM

It’s because he’s on their side. The incompetence tango is just a ruse to divert attention from what he, his allies and friends such as Dohrn, Ayers, Jodi Evans, Van Jones and his boss Soros are up to. These guys prefer to work in the shadows NOT in the spotlight. That way they can be at their most effective.

shmendrick on February 9, 2011 at 3:01 PM

http://www.iraniumthemovie.com/?gclid=CP2fyqvu-6YCFSdtgwodkz_2HQ

There is much understanding in this film. It is about an hour long and worth a look.

ORconservative on February 9, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Lib-trolls all love this rockin video nugget…
“I am the Infidel (that your imam warned about)”
Rock on Troll

deedtrader on February 9, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Excellent video by my friend Joe Dan of JoeDanMedia.com

The hat in this one is mine….he did his video magic and put my hat on his head.

Feinstein is the typical Dem DC insider…we, the unwashed, don’t understand the “complex” outside world. All I can say is …”Diane, I have been a student of that region since high school..and I am older than you”. And since 9/11, I suspect there are a great many Americans who have educated themselves on this real and frightening threat to worldwide security by radical Islam…of which the “warm and fuzzy” Muslim Brotherhood is the foundation.

By the way, the Brotherhood was inspired considerably in WWII by the Mufti of Jerusalem and Hitler during their talks about this n that…and obliteration of the Jews.

norm1111 on February 9, 2011 at 3:03 PM

People can call this administration “incompetent” till they’re blue in the face — and I will agree with them. But there is no possible way that ALL of this can be an accident. No way.

logis on February 9, 2011 at 2:59 PM

You’re right. It’s all a clever (ok, maybe not all that clever) ruse to divert attention from their real goals and intent. Help the Islamic Socialists take over Egypt so they can shut down the Suez Canal and declare war on Isreal. As George Soros said in his recent Wapo article, Isreal is the stumbling block in the Egyptian crisis and in the Middle East in general. And there you have it.

shmendrick on February 9, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Boxer’s too busy yelling at a general to get her a glass of wine and to refer to her as “Senator”.

Actually the glass of wine gal is another leftist, Obamite loser, Valerie Jarrett. There are so many it’s hard to keep track.

Mason on February 9, 2011 at 3:20 PM

I’m surprised that so many people base American success overseas on WW1 and WW2 while overlooking our failures everywhere else.

I’m surprised how people can overlook the plain and demonstrable facts that the USA creates problems overseas. Then, we have to deal with those problems to spread democracy.

Again, American was not founded as a democracy. Our nation was founded as a Republic. Our Congress used to actually debate whether to to war. We didn’t allow the president to send men and women to die for “Democracy!” What’s so good about democracy? By itself, it’s no reason to die. I don’t want my children to be a slave to debt in the name of “Democracy!”

However, I by no means support the spread of Islam, and more people should be aware of the threat of Islam. I support Americans. I support liberty. I support our right to defend ourselves.

We should most definitely defend Americans. We should respond to and eliminate threats to our people. But we shouldn’t assume that we can change people via force, or that giving people and opportunity to vote will mean they’ll vote for freedom or western values.

What we need to do is simply respond to threats, and eliminate them – UN be damned. We should fight to win the fight. We should never retreat and should continue to beat back the spread of Islam and the growth of the Muslim Brotherhood.

“The West” has been fighting off Islam since there was “The West” and Islam. This isn’t anything new. If our leaders would focus on staying out of everyone’s business, and defending our people, there would be less arguing about whether our response was proper and we wouldn’t care what everyone else thought anyway.

j_galt on February 9, 2011 at 3:21 PM

wow….some people are just figuring out …an empty suit …IS EMPTY

roflmao

donabernathy on February 9, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Boxer’s too busy yelling at a general to get her a glass of wine and to refer to her as “Senator”.

Actually the glass of wine gal is another leftist, Obamite loser, Valerie Jarrett. There are so many it’s hard to keep track.

Mason on February 9, 2011 at 3:20 PM

I know, I just think that Boxer is crass enough to intentionally do that regardless of whether Jarrett did it intentionally or unintentionally.

teke184 on February 9, 2011 at 3:29 PM

We can’t? That’s funny, because I and many other people had it pegged from day one.

Many people in Egypt want Mubarak out. Those people belong to two camps.

Group 1: wants free, democratic government, but those people have no effective leadership or organization, mainly because Mubarak jailed anyone who got any attention.

Group 2: The Muslim Brotherhood. They want to create a muslim state as a step in creating a muslim planet.

Both groups are protesting together. When Mubarak leaves, the remaining groups will fight for control. Chances are good that the MB, who has guns, outside support, and organization, will win.

That pretty much sum it up? No rocket science here.

hawksruleva on February 9, 2011 at 4:05 PM

ORconservative on February 9, 2011 at 3:01 PM

amen…saw it yesterday…needs to go viral!

cmsinaz on February 9, 2011 at 5:11 PM

She’s worried about “Islamic sex”?

Oh! SECTS. Oh, well sure. Isn’t everybody?

Pablo Snooze on February 9, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Hell must be frozen over today because a Dem actually was honest. She actually told the truth that they have no idea what they’re doing.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on February 9, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Did she say Islamic sex taking over?

chickasaw42 on February 9, 2011 at 7:20 PM

She’s probably seen a lot more than anyone in the WH and does get it.

mimi1220 on February 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM

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