Let’s face it, he’d get the “hands off” treatment from this administration. Regime change seems to be United States policy only for our friends.
Did Obama demand that Hugo Chavez transition to leave office when peaceful protesters were beaten in the streets of Caracas, or at any point as Chavez has used his thugs to intimidate the opposition?
Have we forgotten how Obama came to the assistance of Chavez-wannabe Manuel Zelaya in Honduras, based on plainly false arguments about Honduran law, and then helped organize international sanctions? Keeping an anti-American president-for-life in Honduras didn’t seem to be a problem, notwithstanding the rulings of the Honduran Supreme Court and legislature to the contrary.
Remember the non-interference policy when Iran erupted with protests in June 2009 over rigged elections, and how the administration went out of its way not to meddle? How is it that we insist on a policy of regime change for our closest Muslim ally but not our worst Muslim enemy?
This administration still talks softly with anti-American regimes and carries a big stick with our friends.
None of this means the administration is wrong about Egypt, but it sure would be nice for Obama to start making demands on our enemies too.