As I forecast on Monday, when push came to shove it was Mr. Mubarak who did the pushing and shoving.
Just hours after Mr. Obama told us that today was an historic day in Egypt, and just hours after our intelligence chiefs announced to us, and apparently Mr. Obama, that Mubarak was resigning: Surprise!
In just ten days Mr. Obama has reinforced for the entire world to see three truths:
- America cannot be trusted as a friend or an ally; and
- America's leaders have no idea what they're doing and no principle upon which they stake their positions; and
- America will not lift a finger to support whatever position it holds at the moment.
This is not good.
This is how wars get started.