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Hillary Takes Victory Lap In Tahrir Square

From an applauding, albeit forgetful, Associated Press:

Clinton tours Tahrir Square in push for reform

March 16, 2011

CAIRO – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday toured Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the popular uprising that toppled Egypt’s longtime autocratic leader last month.

"It’s just a great reminder of the power of the human spirit and universal desire for freedom and human rights and democracy," Clinton said. "It’s just thrilling to see where this happened."

We forget. Isn’t this the same woman who officially pronounced that the Hosni Mubarak government was stable just a couple of weeks before it was toppled by "the power of the human spirit"?

Surrounded by a heavy contingent of U.S. and Egyptian security guards, Clinton smiled, waved and shook hands with the Egyptian citizens who thronged her during her unscheduled 15-minute stroll through the square.

Meanwhile, Wolf Blitzer, who accompanied Mrs. Clinton on her stroll, is reporting that she had practically no security, apart from her usual State Department personnel.

"To see where this revolution happened, after all that it has meant to the world, is extraordinary for me," she said before entering a meeting with interim Prime Minister Essam Sharaf.

It’s all about her. Indeed, with all the events going on all around the world, how did she find the time to take a victory lap around Tahrir Square? (This is a rhetorical question.)

Clinton’s two-day visit to Egypt is aimed at encouraging the Egyptian people and their transitional leaders to hold true to the ideals of democratic reforms that propelled the revolution

Does this mean Hillary is going to meet with the Muslim Brotherhood? Or do they refuse to have any dealings with women?

"It was very exciting and moving for me to go to Tahrir Square and to have some sense of what those amazing days must have been like here in Cairo," she told Sharaf at his office after the tour.

"I am so looking forward to helping in any way that we can in the transformation and all the work that needs to be done," she said. "There is so much work to be done, but the United States stands ready to help in every way possible to translate what happened in Tahrir Square into (the) new reality of Egypt."


Clinton then met with the chief of Egypt’s powerful Armed Forces Supreme Council, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, before speaking to American and local Egyptian employees at the U.S. Embassy.

She heaped praise on the protesters and their goals, saying she hoped people would look back on the revolt and regard it as "one of the most important historic turning points" in the Middle East.

"The pyramids are magnificent but nowhere near as magnificent as what you have already done," she said

The pyramids have stood the test of time. Let’s give this revolution a few more weeks before we pronounce it the greatest event of the millennium.

On Tuesday, Clinton unveiled details of an economic support package aimed at helping to create badly needed jobs, mainly for Egypt’s exploding youth population, and spur foreign investment. In addition to an already announced $150 million being redirected to the transition and the financial sector, the aid will include tens of billions of dollars in credits and private-sector loans as well as the expansion of Egyptian facilities eligible to send duty-free exports to the United States

Apparently the $1.5 billion taxpayer dollars we have been giving Egypt each and every year since the reign of Jimmy Carter is not enough.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Hillary Takes Victory Lap In Tahrir Square”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Pre-election photo-op.

  2. artboyusa says:

    “It’s just a great reminder of the power of the human spirit and universal desire for freedom and human rights and democracy,” Clinton said…” what the hell is she talking about? Egypt was a military dictatorship before, its a military dictatorship now and if we’re lucky it’ll still be a military dictatorship after their phoney baloney “elections” are held. If we’re unlucky, it’ll be a “one man, one vote, one time” Islamist state.

  3. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    A Victory Lap in Tahrir Square? Why would she do that? Maybe she was running about to dodge any snipers, like the ones she faced in Sarajevo. Oh wait, that was all a lie. Just like the former dictator of Egypt. Third country nationals didn’t call him Hose Me Mubarak for nothing ya’ know.

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    Who in the HELL gave her the purse strings of an already broke America?
    I say let them simmer in their new shiite hole and reel in out of control
    spending by self professed idiots / chameleons like this “Dreg” on society.
    I swear……I’m reaching critical mass here!

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