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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Talks with Opposition Leaders Underway in Egypt -
newly appointed Vice President Omar Suleiman met with Mohamed ElBaradei to discuss transition efforts. Members of the ruling party stepped down yesterday, but President Hosni Mubarak remained.

Reuters has an update below:


Palin Criticizes Obama on Egypt -
in an interviewed to be aired tomorrow on CBN, she referred to the crisis in Egypt being Obama's "3:00 AM moment" - a play of the phrase used during the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primary campaign. has some excerpts of the interview here.


U.S. Foreign Policy Under Spotlight once Again -
the turmoil in Egypt underlines what has been decades of a U.S. foreign policy guided by a "balance of power" strategy istead of a "human rights" strategy.

As a result, the transition in Egypt underway is muddled. The NY Times has an analysis of the crisis in Egypt here.


Crisis In Egypt Highlights Al Jazeera Reporting -
interestingly, few states in U.S. air the English Al Jazeera. A shame, as their balanced news has been a plus during the unrest in Egypt. Wadah Khanfar, who is the director general of Al Jazeera Network has a good read here.

Columnist Roy Meachum of also points out the accurate reporting on the news from Egypt by Al-Jazeera here.


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