It’s All Hillary’s Fault!

    The New York Times is reporting that the mixed messages received from the White House on the Egyptian crisis were the fault of the State Department: A president who himself is often torn between idealism and pragmatism was navigating the counsel of a traditional foreign policy establishment led by Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Biden and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates , against that of a next-generation | Read More »

    The Situation in Egypt

    The situation in Egypt is a bit more complicated than it is being presenting in the media.  Some are portraying this as a democratic people’s revolution that toppled a dictator, while others are seeing this as a take over by the Muslim Brotherhood.  While either possibility may play out in the long run, right now it is neither.  Egypt has been under the rule of | Read More »

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    Allen West speaks to bloggers at CPAC ’11

    Promoted from the diaries by Caleb The highlight of my day at CPAC (and I’d guess many other bloggers would share that opinion). Before giving the keynote speech, Rep. Allen West (FL-22) stopped in to talk about diversity within the GOP, the GOProud controversy, the Middle East, libertarianism, the Congressional Black Caucus, motorcycles, defense spending cuts and more. Here’s the video, thanks to FTR Radio:

    Allen West speaks to bloggers at CPAC ’11

    Promoted from the diaries by Caleb The highlight of my day at CPAC (and I’d guess many other bloggers would share that opinion). Before giving the keynote speech, Rep. Allen West (FL-22) stopped in to talk about diversity within the GOP, the GOProud controversy, the Middle East, libertarianism, the Congressional Black Caucus, motorcycles, defense spending cuts and more. Here’s the video, thanks to FTR Radio:

    RS Caption Contest 02.12.2011

    Saturday:  Enter your captions here on Redstate in the comments section. Sunday:  Vote for your favorite caption at TobyToons (poll in right sidebar). Monday:  Winning entries announced here at Redstate

    RS Caption Contest 02.12.2011

    Saturday:  Enter your captions here on Redstate in the comments section. Sunday:  Vote for your favorite caption at TobyToons (poll in right sidebar). Monday:  Winning entries announced here at Redstate

    Obama: Community Organizing the Middle East

    With a desperate attempt to shape history, Obama rushed to capitalize and insert himself in the middle of the Egyptian unrest. With a pathetic emulation of George W. Bush standing with a megaphone on the rubble of the Twin towers, Obama in full God like reverb, assured the people of Egypt “We hear you, the rest of the world hears you…” and in a flash, | Read More »

    Obama’s Bipolar Democracy Policy

    From this piece in Time magazine, an unhappy revelation: The Obama administration cut democracy and governance aid to Egyptian opposition groups in its first two years in office from $45 million in George W. Bush’s last budget to $25 million for the 2010 and 2011 fiscal years. The Obama administration also stopped providing aid to groups that had not registered with the Egyptian government, drawing | Read More »

    Improv Night at the White White House: Egypt

    The happiest man in the Middle East today The past two weeks seemed like an extended run of Improv Night at the White House. And like the rest of us, the participants had no idea how it would all end. Now that Mubarak has finally left, and as we wait to find out what democracy is going to look like in Cairo, let’s do a | Read More »

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    Egypt’s revolution is not over.

    Egypt’s revolution is not over. As I write this, Hosni Mubarak’s reign as autocrat of Egypt ended mere minutes ago. The scenes on Al Jazeera English — the only international-news channel worth watching for the past month — are of a delirium in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. It is a panorama of popular victory unseen since Germans clambered up the Berlin Wall, and it may be | Read More »

    Egypt’s revolution is not over.

    Egypt’s revolution is not over. As I write this, Hosni Mubarak’s reign as autocrat of Egypt ended mere minutes ago. The scenes on Al Jazeera English — the only international-news channel worth watching for the past month — are of a delirium in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. It is a panorama of popular victory unseen since Germans clambered up the Berlin Wall, and it may be | Read More »

    The Fall of the House of Mubarak

    Today is a day for joy. Hosni Mubarak has stepped down immediately as President of Egypt. Following on the heels of the departure of Ben Ali in Tunisia, we are witnessing the hitherto unprecedented spectacle of the people of a Muslim Arab state rising up in protest, of their own initiative, and throwing off a remarkably well-entrenched dictator. We rejoice in the spectacle because we | Read More »

    The Fall of the House of Mubarak

    Today is a day for joy. Hosni Mubarak has stepped down immediately as President of Egypt. Following on the heels of the departure of Ben Ali in Tunisia, we are witnessing the hitherto unprecedented spectacle of the people of a Muslim Arab state rising up in protest, of their own initiative, and throwing off a remarkably well-entrenched dictator. We rejoice in the spectacle because we | Read More »

    Hosni Mubarak Steps Down, “Egypt is Free”

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has officially resigned. A short statement from Vice President Omar Suleiman, simply announced that Mubarak had stepped down and handed over control on the country to the military’s high counsel. This comes just a day after Mubarak insisted he would stay through the September elections. Hosni Mubarak has apparently fled to his vacation home in Sharm el-Sheikh, a resort town on | Read More »

    When Silence Could Have Been America’s Friend

    It was 2003, and French President Jacques Chirac expressed anger and hostility towards several countries who disagreed with his position regarding the impending US action against Iraq. He offered up the following commentary. “They missed a great opportunity to shut up.” – Jacques Chirac (HT:CNN) While Chirac was acting in character (ie contemptibly obnoxious), his turn of phrase does well to describe many of the | Read More »