Right On the Nose

The Israelis have been thinking that Obama really blew it  for the past two weeks, but are of course not able to express it. Niall Ferguson does, in the video below:

What really should happen next is that the American administration should arrange to “help” the Egyptians by encouraging gradual reforms that enable the organization of the secular parties, so that the Muslim Brotherhood does not take over. By “help” I mean suggest, then coerce if necessary (lots of military aid on the table). Slow reforms that enable the people to vote freely, without fear, as Natan Sharansky has already suggested is the way to go.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Shimshonit
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 21:28:46

    Amazing news clip, and is right on the money with regard to America’s chaotic or nonexistent policy toward the Arab world. Also, clearly, difficult medicine for the Americans to swallow. Thanks for sharing.

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