Originally Posted by Bonnie
What's that saying, "Better the devil you know than the devil you don't"! Mubarak and Gaddafi were the devils we knew, and at least, from what I understand, they were honoring their agreements with us while providing some protection for Israel. The U.S. is acting like nothing changed when Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood came into power. These people despise us; they are perfectly willing to take our millions as well as millions of dollars worth of free military weapons and then turn around and use them against us. They don't fear us...Obama has shown them repeatedly they have nothing to fear from us!
The only silver linning is that the thing which typifies these new powers is their instability...with a little bit of luck, those who hate the west will naturally be overthrown prior to being able to solidify themselves enough to turn their attention to dealing with western powers.
Personally im not sorry about Gaddafi..but I am very sorry about Hosni Mubarck