So apparently Obama is assembling a team of Egyptian experts to put together a strategy with how to deal with the ongoing situation. Here is the plan if he would like to avoid Egypt turning anti-American and becoming Iran's new BFF:
Drop the rhetoric. Everyone knows that using a phrase like "orderly transition" is about as hazy as the pollution over Cairo. Come out strong. I know that pragmatism and diplomatic statements are your forte Mr. President, but in this situation, be straightforward because you're dealing with a people who are used to propaganda and have X-ray vision when it comes to statements by political leaders.
Mubarak has achieved stability and peace in his country. But his focus has been on his place in the foreign community and propping up the businessmen in Egypt rather than on the plight of his people. Talk to most Egyptians and they will tell you that the public schools - a hallmark of American culture - will most likely make you dumber rather than smarter by attending. America has allowed Mubarak to get away with human rights abuses and political suppression in the name of peace. Peace is about to be gone.
Israel. Oh, Israel. Netanyahu talks about democracy like he knows what that means. If he really knew anything about democracy how can he keep 4 or 5 million Palestinians without vote or passport. While we're on the subject of thinking about our relationship with Egypt, why don't we rethink our relationship with Israel as well? If we want to say America supports democracy, what is going on in Egypt is more democratic than most of the policies coming out of Israel in recent years. Violence? Peace? Which country is it that bombed a helpless population two winters ago and has since decimated the local economy by it's brutal blockade? Pretty sure that was Israel.
In 1776 our founding fathers came together to form a more perfect union. They fought with their words and they fought with their lives. The Egyptians are doing something similar right now and we have every obligation to support them. Not just obligation for them, but for our own country. It would be a tragedy to allow Egypt to miss this opportunity and it would be a tragedy for America to miss the opportunity to support a truly democratic movement.
Support the Egyptian people in overthrowing Hosni Mubarak. Support America supporting them to do this.