WASHINGTON (NYDN)– Republicans struggled with a pesky intramural squabble Friday over budget cuts as President Obama celebrated the remarkable rise of democracy in Egypt.
Guess who looks better today?
After a shaky beginning, Obama and his foreign policy handlers seem to have gotten this crisis right. Hosni Mubarak and his repressive baggage are gone, but America’s relationship with a critical Mideast ally and partner in the war on global terror remains intact.
Moreover, Obama has positioned himself as a soulmate for the hundreds of thousands of ordinary Egyptians who stormed the Arab country’s streets in peaceful protest instead of another American leader playing ball with an aging autocrat.
“They got off to a slow and cautious start,” a prominent foreign policy expert told the Daily News, “but they ended up on the right side of history.”