Obama Wants Mubarak Replaced with Torture-Linked CIA Point Man

Friday, February 4, 2011

President Pootie Tang wants besieged Egyptian dictator Mubarak replaced with torture-linked CIA point man, Omar Suleiman.

Suleiman, the newly installed vice president was the  former head of Egypt’s spy agency and the “CIA point man” who facilitated the “extraordinary rendition” of terrorism suspects.

According to the New York Times:

Even though Mubarak has balked, so far at leaving now, officials from both governments are continuing talks about a plan in which, Mr. Suleiman, backed by Sami Enan, chief of the Egyptian armed forces, and Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi, the Defense Minister, would immediately begin a process of constitutional reform.

The proposal also calls for the transitional government to invite members from a broad range of opposition groups, including the banned Muslim Brotherhood, to begin work to open up the country’s electoral system in an effort to bring about free and fair elections in September, the officials said.

As spy chief, Suleiman embraced the CIA’s controversial “extraordinary rendition” program, in which terror suspects snatched by Americans were taken to Egypt and other countries without legal proceedings and subjected to brutal interrogations.

Suleiman “was the CIA’s point man in Egypt for rendition,” Jane Mayer, author of The Dark Side, wrote on the New Yorker‘s website.

I realize Egypt lets the U.S. send its warships through the Suez Canal but perhaps the U.S. needs to stay out of the internal affairs of Egypt?

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9 Responses to Obama Wants Mubarak Replaced with Torture-Linked CIA Point Man

  1. TOM339 says:

    The Obama administration has appeared rather clueless about the horrible situation in Egypt for 85% of the 80 million people there.

    Let’s start with Vice President Biden. He actually said Hosni Mubarak “isn’t a dictator and shouldn’t step down.” Is Biden high on drugs or just stupid?

    Then we had Secretary of State Hillary Clinton say Mubarak is “part of my family,” and, “the government in Egypt is stable and reliable.” Maybe she’s dreaming of grandchildren and not focused these days.

    Which brings us to President Barack Obama. He hasn’t been able to say the word the Arab world wanted to hear from him regarding Egypt which is “democracy.” Obama is all “orderly transition” and “no violence” but now he wants Mubarak replaced with the CIA point man?

    When will the USA stop forging relationships with brutal dictators and begin making foreign aide conditional on respecting universal human rights? From Marcos to the Shah or Iran to Saddam Hussein to Israel to Mubarak. Our foreign policy is as filthy and corrupt as the bottom of a shoe covered in shit.

  2. Brigadoon says:

    We need to butt the hell out of Egypt’s internal affairs.

  3. stradella says:

    President Pootie Tang….

    Except Pootie Tang would be a more effective president.

  4. DMason says:

    This decision reveals Obama’s darker side and I don’t mean his skin.

  5. Eric Equality Kuntz says:

    Obama is a MAJOR disappointment.

    He’s let the American people down and now, he’s letting the Egyptian people down. Personally, 2012 can’t get here soon enough.

  6. Tim Waters says:

    Replace a puppet with another puppet, sounds about right for us. Never would we consider a country electing their own people. Ahhh Nation building, we’ve been doing it for so long, you’d think we would excel at it by now.

  7. libhomo says:

    Contrary to the rightists’ rhetoric about Obama being a Muslim, Obama is a Christian who is horribly bigoted against Muslims and thinks of them as less than human. If you think that seems unfairly harsh, look at his policies.

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