When Mubarak said he won’t accept outside advice, that was a direct slap at Obama. Can you imagine the expression on Obama’s face as he watched the speech after being told by his CIA intelligence boss Paneta that Mubarak resigned?
After Obama made a speech about how the youth had forced change?
If I had to summarize it, tabloid-style, I’d say: “Mubarak to Obama: Drop Dead!“
The regime is not giving in — Mubarak will leave office, perhaps in September, but the regime will fight on. The speech was the equivalent of Charles Bronson or Clint Eastwood saying: Come and get me!
Of course, we should not forget that this is a dictator refusing to step down. Mubarak and the army knew that this would inflame the crowd. The army would not have agreed to this unless it was willing to deal with the consequences.
Let's see what also clueless National Security Director Clapper's "secular" (???) Moslem Brotherhood will be doing Friday after flooding Cairo and other cities with their supporters, gathered then launched from MOSQUES.
Iran 1979 replay?