I first wanted to write about how proud I was with the Egyptian people and their handling of protests and their desire for freedom. The fact that they could protest in a non-violent manner and oust their leader was amazing. I’ll admit it. I had a few good laughs over the twitter hashtag #ReasonsWhyMubarakIsLate when they kept postponing his announcement. If you haven’t seen it, check it out. You’ll get a good chuckle. My favorites were “He just discovered the new board of Angry Birds” and “Keeps getting interrupted by Kanye West that “Cleopatra was the best Egyptian leader of all time”.

But then I read the article about how CBS Reporter Lara Logan was sexually assaulted and saved by a group of women and the Egyptian military.

So much for non-violence. What is wrong with people?

I then wanted to write about how proud I was that the Egyptian people seem to have created a surge of Democracy. They want freedom. They need freedom. I heard a protester say, “We want what Iraq has. We want freedom.” and I laughed. That “War monger” George W. Bush was right. Oppressed people want freedom. They crave it. But the Liberals will never admit that Dubya had it right all along.

So I thought I had my column for the week. But then I saw this. “The U.S. informed Arab governments Tuesday that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming that the 15-nation body “does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity,” a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the settlements illegal.”

This is the last thing we need to do. We need to support Israel. We need to stand behind them and support the Israelites.

While I understand some believe I may have contradicted myself by congratulating the Egyptians on ousting Mubarak in one paragraph and saying we need to support Israel in the next…but that’s how I feel.

It’s been a crazy month in the politics of the Middle East. And I’m sure that it will get even crazier while the Egyptian Government scrambles to figure out who is in charge and other countries follow Egypt’s example of the power of people. Stay tuned. I’m sure I’ll have more comments about it all.

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