RUSH: Laura in Great Falls, Virginia. Hi. You’re on Open Line Friday. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Hi. Thank you, Rush, for taking my call. I’m a longtime listener. I love your show.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: You are a great American.
RUSH: Thank you very much.
CALLER: And keep speaking up because I agree with you on everything you say.
CALLER: Yeah, I do. I do. And I have a passion for your show, and I’ve been trying to reach you many times, but, unfortunately, the lines were busy, but anyway, I got my dream today. Anyway, my comment today is about Egypt. And Egypt, the future is quite bleak for Egypt. And here’s why. We remember in 1981, Anwar Sadat was assassinated by the Muslim Brotherhood.
CALLER: And the strongest opponents of Mubarak today and they are closely tied to Iran. We all know that. Now that radical violent organization is about to take much more influence and control in Egyptian politics. They were less violent during the 30 years because of the strong leadership of Mubarak. Now he’s gone, and I believe that the close relationship with the United States is history. Now, even though I quote from STRATFOR January 4 —
RUSH: Let me ask you a question.
RUSH: Do you think Obama cares?
CALLER: He doesn’t care.
RUSH: Do you think he cares that the relationship we once had with Egypt is frayed now?
CALLER: I don’t think he does. Otherwise, he would have behaved differently, when he came out and he just humiliated Mubarak openly. This president, even though he made serious mistakes, Rush, there are positive fruits. The present US administration set out to humiliate him publicly from the beginning of the massive demonstrations in Egypt, and only a rebuke from Saudi Arabia slowed our government’s tactics. And no Arab country in the Middle East has done more to befriend America. And I don’t know why they betrayed him. I’m very sick and tired of it.
RUSH: Well, I’ll tell you why, and it’s obviously more nuanced than this. The United States foreign policy has always been a complicated thing for purists to understand, but it really isn’t hard to understand. In the old days US foreign policy was rooted in the best interests of America, what was best for us, our freedom, and our people, whoever we had to align with. Now, Mubarak is not perfect. Mubarak is certainly not perfect, but better than the rest of the lot. That’s what’s gone out the window, what’s best for America. US foreign policy being rooted in American national interests, that’s what’s gone out the window, and that’s what makes people like Mubarak expendable. That’s what no longer exists.
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