Saturday, February 12, 2011

How America Missed the Biggest Democracy Celebration in History

Egyptians celebrating ouster of Mubarak
The euphoria of  millions,  celebrating the forced resignation of dictator Hosni Mubarak, has not stopped at the Egyptian border.  Palestinians, Jordanians and others are also ululating in the streets.  Too bad America -- the self-anointed standard bearer of democracy -- was not invited to this historic party.  Thirty years of U.S. support for the autocratic rule of Hosni Mubarak, came about largely because a succession of American presidents had no foreign policy for the Arab Middle East, other than to placate Israel and keep the Saudi oil flowing.  The damage done is irreparable, not necessarily for the U.S., but for Israel.  First came Tunisia, and now Egypt, but tomorrow it will be the Jewish State that will find itself transformed into a secular democracy of all its people.    

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