Egypt At A ‘Boiling Point’
Egypt's military was deployed onto the streets of Cairo to enforce a nighttime curfew as the sun set Friday on a day of rioting and violent chaos that was a major escalation in the challenge to authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule. Flames were seen rising up across many cities from burning tires and police cars. Even the ruling party headquarters in Cairo was ablaze in the outpouring of rage and utter frustration with a regime seen as corrupt, heavy-handed and neglectful of grinding poverty that afflicts nearly half of the 80 million Egyptians. “We really run the risk of some Iranian style regime emerging in the end here,” Sean said commenting on the story. Even the Internet and cell phone services, at least in Cairo, appeared to be shut off overnight in an attempt to hamper protesters form organizing. “Meanwhile Joe Biden is lecturing everybody that Mubarak isn’t a dictator, yet Mubarak just shut off the Internet to everybody,” Sean said dryly. The White House’s initial response was via Twitter. “A lot of good that does to the people of Egypt who don’t have Internet service,” Sean pointed out sarcastically. For more on the protests in Egypt, please click HERE.
U.S. Involvment With Egypt
Mike Ghouse, President of the America Together Foundation, joined Sean on the NewsMaker Hotline to discuss the United States’ stance towards the violent protests in Egypt. “I believe the U.S. has taken the right approach in not alienating the Egyptian people while cautioning Mubarak to back off from violence and crushing the uprising. We need to take the initiative to allay the fears of the people and remove the anti-US sentiment, and it will give us the room to shape democracy there. A democracy that is sustainable and good for the people of Egypt, Israel, U.S. and others. You can read more from Mike Ghouse at his website here.
The Great American Panel
Sean gathered The Great American Panel on ‘Hannity’ and discussed how conservative women have frequently become the target of vicious political attacks. A great example Sean pointed out is Sarah Palin. What is it about Palin that drives liberals so nuts? The answer to this and many other questions can be found by watching The Great American Panel right here.
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