U.S. struggles to get Egypt policy right
February 2nd, 2011
02:36 PM ET
12 years ago

U.S. struggles to get Egypt policy right

Washington (CNN) - Watching the administration try to find the right balance in its response to the crisis in Egypt is like seeing the public face of the foreign policy establishment change before our very eyes:

First, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declares that Hosni Mubarak's regime is stable.
Next, Vice President Joe Biden declares that Mubarak's Egypt needs reform but that he is not a dictator.


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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I just had my car serviced and the waiting room had Fox on the TV. I think they think our president should already have invaded Egypt, and put in a democratic leader. Remember the good old days when Fox said it was 'treason' to criticize our president in time of unnecessary war, even though that president lied like the rug in the Oval Office, and spent us into a near depression.

    February 2, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  2. GonzoinHouston

    The administration has to develop and maintain a relationship with whoever wins, so they're not committing to either side yet. I imagine our administration, like most people, would be happy to see Mubarak get on a plane and leave. Unfortunately, he's about the closest thing we have to a friend in the Arab world. Let's just hope Egypt comes out of this with a democracy and not an Islamic theocracy.

    February 2, 2011 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  3. vic nashville tn

    Real problem still we are in Old school we want to be right side of the history No whatever the out come we will, we can face it let Egyptians decide their future

    I will ignore right wings talking points another Iran and Muslim Brotherhood

    We are in internet world people start to feel the freedom be optimist Egypt will have pro American democratic government soon

    February 2, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  4. obama victim

    I think Barry is doing the best he can..........he's just in over his head

    February 2, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  5. Inmyopinion

    Hillary Clinton thinks Mubarak's regime is stable???? is she watching Egypt live on CNN??? it is being reported that Mubarak has his pro-Mubarak people going up against, attacking, shooting at the anti-Mubarak crowd!!!! Anderson even got hit on the head. Clinton has no experience with foreign affairs. Only when her husband became president did she ever travel outside the United States and dealt with foreigners, she's never even studied or lived abroad, outside the USA. Clinton acts as if this were a case she is trying in a courtroom. Seriously, VP Biden is always out of touch with everything, the only thing he does well is joke about everything, at least he entertains Pres. Obama and the staff. This team can not get Egypt policy right because they have no experience with foreign policy, foreigners, this is over their heads.

    February 2, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |