February 1, 2011
Obama's Propaganda Runneth Over
"We hear your voices. I have an unyielding belief that you will determine your own destiny and seize the promise of a better future for your children and your grandchildren. And I say that as someone who is committed to a partnership between the United States and Egypt... There will be difficult days ahead. Many questions about Egypt's future remain unanswered, but I am confident that the people of Egypt will find those answers."
- President Barack Obama, declaring that his counterpart, Hosni Mubarak, recognizes the status quo as “unsustainable.”
Though Obama claims he told Mubarak that a "transition" must begin immediately, Mubarak has vowed to serve out his term "to ensure a peaceful transfer of power.” Al Jazeera reports from Tahrir Square in Cairo, "protesters are furious after Mubarak's 'audacious' speech." So why, if Obama hears their voices and Egyptians have lost total faith in Mubarak, does Obama still trust him?