Posted by: mutantpoodle | January 30, 2011

The bill

I’m not an Egypt expert – and that probably overstates my knowledge – but I will say that the uprisings against repressive regimes backed by the United States – the latest being Egypt – are the final bill come due of the United States’ cold war habit to back the friendly repressive regime over any alternative that might say a kind word about the USSR.

Supporting unpopular regimes in client states certainly has its short-term conveniences, but when those regimes fall it is folly to expect the government that succeeds them to be all warm and fuzzy to the United States and it’s geopolitical interests.

That said, it has been mildly entertaining to watch the right bounce between “Freedom!” and “Oh, shit – Muslims!” over the past week. Also?  This.


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