Originally Posted by patteeu
If they're going to blame us either way, and they will with the Muslim Brotherhood running the show, wouldn't we be better off with an Egyptian govt that's going to be more favorably disposed to us? The Egyptian military hasn't been a source of enlightenment and individual rights over the years, but if the new government ends up going to war, either overt or covert, with Israel, we may look back on the former military rulers with fondness.
I would agree that support Mumbarak was the right move, so long as it could be reasonably covert.
Overt support for relatively brutal dictators makes us look pretty damn hypocritical and can cost us support in many other areas of the world. I don't believe American ideals are quite so Machiavellian.
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