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Ex-Ambassador: Obama ‘High-Wire Artist’ on Egypt

Sunday, 06 Feb 2011 01:25 PM

By Hiram Reisner

Former Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk said Sunday that President Barack Obama has made some strong policy decisions on Egypt, though the message sometimes “gets a little blurred” because Barack, Obama,Martin, Indyk, Egypt, Hosni, Mubarakhe has to walk a fine line on talking about President Hosni Mubarak’s status.

“He's kind of like a high-wire artist, in which he's got to walk a fine line between wanting Mubarak to go, but not go in a way that creates chaos – [and] wanting to signal to the street that he's with them in their demands for democracy and universal rights," Indyk said on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.” “So the message sometimes gets a little blurred because you've got this kind of echo chamber that the administration finds itself in.

"It's a very complicated position," he continued, "but I would give President Obama credit here, that while he hasn't always got the messaging right, he's got the basic policy right, which is to get on the side of change and to try to use what influence we have to shape it in a peaceful and orderly way but to make clear that democracy needs to come to Egypt."

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