[QUOTE=Warfish;4428371]I don't agree with that at all. The level of support and advice given to Mubarak (or not) by the U.S. Government was absolutely vital in his and Egypt's future.
Don't downplay the power of Obama now, his publicly stated position and lack of any support was absolutely vital to this outcome. Like it or not, he owns a part of that, same as he owns a part of the future of Libya, and the ongoing tribal slaughter there.
I didn't say the Soviet Union during the Cold War. I said [COLOR="Red"]Stalin's Soviet Union.[/COLOR] Given the depths of evil of that man and that regime.
You couldn't ask for a closer ideal by ideal comparison to be honest, outside their core motivation (one is faith, one is ethnicity, also not exactly worlds apart).
They didn't need to "talk" with us, The great [COLOR="Red"]F.D.R.[/COLOR] had them in his administration.