Mubarek Is Out, And The Iranian Mullahs Are Nervous

After three weeks of uncertainty and lots of mixed signals, Hosni Mubarek is apparently out.  The people of Egypt forced Mubarek out of office and out of the country and showed that a popular uprising can result in a relatively peaceful removal of dictators under the right circumstances.  There are still very dangerous times ahead, but for now, congratulations.

A nice incidental effect is that the Mullahs in Iran are apparently nervous — the BBC’s Persian TV service is now being jammed to block its coverage of the unrest in Egypt from reaching the Iranian people.  (H/T Ace).

Meanwhile, the White House remains so far behind the curve that it can’t really tell where the curve is.  For nearly three weeks, we have had dithering followed by chaos, mixed signals, and Administration comments best described as a weathervane swinging in the political winds.  Fittingly, Obama apparently learned of the resignation by watching TV.

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