Trust but Verify

Just a few hours ago Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleimanand and a broad representation of major opposition groups had a sit-down in Cairo. Suleimanand offered new concessions including freedom of the press, release of those detained since anti-government protests began nearly two weeks ago and the eventual lifting of the country’s hated emergency laws. He offered to set up a committee of judiciary and political figures to study proposed constitutional reforms that would allow more candidates to run for president and impose term limits on the presidency.

With backing from the Muslim Brotherhood, Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei appears to be destined to take the presidency this September; the final step in Egypt’s peaceful transition of power. It would also appear, President Obama’s so-called “soft revolution” policy has been picture perfect.

Time for Sarah Palin to set us straight.

President Obama has failed miserably. The 3:00 AM phone call went to voicemail. Even though the person who came up with that quip in the first place, Hillary, has been on point throughout this crisis. Most disturbing, however, is the fact that liberal secularists and conservative Islamists have found away to peacefully coexist. Not acceptable, according to Sarah:

“Remember, President Reagan lived that mantra trust but verify. We want to be able to trust those who are screaming for democracy there in Egypt, that it is a true sincere desire for freedoms and the challenge that we have though, is how do we verify what it is that we are being told, what it is that the American public are being fed via media, via the protestors, via the government there in Egypt in order for us to really have some sound information to make wise decisions on what our position is.  Trust but verify, and try to understand is what I would hope our leaders are engaged in right now.  Who’s going to fill the void?  Mubarak, he’s gone, one way or the other you know, he is not going to be the leader of Egypt, that that’s a given, so now the information needs to be gathered and understood as to who it will be that fills now the void in the government.  Is it going to be the Muslim Brotherhood?  We should not stand for that, or with that or by that.  Any radical Islamists, no that is not who we should be supporting and standing by, so we need to find out who was behind all of the turmoil and the revolt and the protests so that good decisions can be made in terms of who we will stand by and support.”

Two weeks ago the Egyptian people took to the streets to “take back” their country, and this is how our next President responds. The mind reels…

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