The Obama administration is expressing concern about what it says is a tide of anti-Americanism in Egypt.
The State Department says criticism of U.S. aid and motives as the country transitions to democracy are inaccurate and unfair.
Oh, really? So it’d be inaccurate to say that the U.S. propped up the Mubarak dictatorship for decades, receiving the most economic and military aid of any other state besides Israel? Is it “inaccurate” or “unfair” to resent U.S. leadership for condoning the Mubarak regime’s torture, which was systematic? Is it out of line for Egyptians to be soured at the fact that the crimes for which Mubarak is now facing criminal trial were committed with U.S. diplomatic support, U.S. money, and U.S. weapons? And I guess Egyptians are just being overly sensitive about the ongoing U.S. support for the transitional military council which has been continuing many Mubarak-style crimes and hindering the path to democracy?
If any of the above had been done to Americans from an outside power, you can bet we’d be more than peeved. In Obama’s 2009 speech in Cairo, he said “No system of government can or should be imposed upon one nation by another.” I suppose he meant that only to apply to The Chosen People of America.