I can’t say that I fully grasp what is happening in Egypt.
If it’s possible, the situation seems far murkier than the one in Tunisia.
And it’s not just because of the fog of war. I am not well enough versed in foreign policy or the particularities of Egypt to offer anything resembling an intelligent or thoughtful opinion.
That’s not modesty; that is a cold, hard fact.
At moments like this, when we feel like something important is happening, when we feel that we do not understand what is happening, or how it will affect our lives, we should all ask ourselves one and only one salient question.
Do we trust our foreign policy team to manage the situation effectively, to the extent that the situation can be managed from Washington?
For my part, considering the foreign policy experience that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton bring to the table, I am afraid that the answer is: No.