CPAC 2011: Still Not Much Egypt

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Feb. 11 2011 3:21 PM

CPAC 2011: Still Not Much Egypt

Two of the high-profile speeches from possible 2012 presidential candidates touched on the situation in Egypt, sort of. Tim Pawlenty's well-received address, like Romney's, attacked a weak Obama foreign policy, advising that as far as it came to bullies, "might makes right. Strength makes them submit."

We undermine Israel, the U.K., Poland, Czech Republic, Colombia, amongst other of our friends. Meanwhile, we appease Iran, Russia, and adversaries in the Middle East, including Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Nothing else about the situation in Egypt, though. Only Ron Paul addressed it today, saying that the crisis was somewhat predictable, and that a policy of expecting "temporary security" with foreign aid "was not security."

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.