Accordion Effect Diplomacy on Egypt
Hurry up and wait for democracy or something to emerge from Egypt. Mubarak, patient as a Sphinx, waited for people to come around to his methodical plodding brand of change. Yes, he’ll leave, on his own terms.
Yes, a new Egypt is evolving with contributions from the soup of the Nile, the multicultural and special interests of the place.
Americans are best to standby and to assist the deserving, by our standards.
“Egypt diplomacy: White House races to keep pace with events put in motion by protests
Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, February 7, 2011; 12:52 AM
All week, events in Egypt had churned so rapidly it was hard to keep up, even for a U.S. secretary of state who travels with a phalanx of BlackBerry-wielding aides. When Hillary Rodham Clintondeparted Washington late Friday for a conference in Germany, the Egyptian capital was peaceful and the government appeared to be moving toward negotiations with protesters. By the time the plane landed Saturday, the fragile progress had stalled.”
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