The Obama Administration sure sounds a lot like the Carter Administration, right Joe Biden?
I wouldn’t refer to him as a dictator
Of course not, he’s our “friend”, just because he meets the definition, its no reason to go around truthfully labeling people.
Thankfully for Mubarak, like any leader of a “free” country, he can shut down the internet, have the country go dark and do really democratic stuff like this:
On Wednesday, the interior ministry declared all demonstrations illegal and the police moved in quickly to break up any gatherings
But all that well-spent American aid the last thirty plus years has really paid dividends for the people of Egypt.
The vast majority of Egyptians are too busy scratching a living to join the protests. There is widespread anger and disillusionment with the government, but there are probably not more than a few thousand people actively expressing their anger. That will give some reassurance to the government.
So, mission still possibly accomplished.