More Smart Power… Hillary Clinton Defends Mubarak Regime On Same Day They Slaughter Protesters in the Street

This must be more evidence of that smart power we were promised…
Hillary Clinton defended the corrupt Mubarak regime yesterday during her press conference with the Spanish Foreign Minister Trinidad Jimenez.
The State Department website reported:

SECRETARY CLINTON: With respect to Egypt, which, as your question implied, like many countries in the region, has been experiencing demonstrations. We know that they’ve occurred not only in Cairo but around the country, and we’re monitoring that very closely. We support the fundamental right of expression and assembly for all people, and we urge that all parties exercise restraint and refrain from violence. But our assessment is that the Egyptian Government is stable and is looking for ways to respond to the legitimate needs and interests of the Egyptian people.

Of course, as Hillary was praising the Mubarak regime, 2 democracy protesters were killed by the regime.

Demonstrators clash with Egyptian police in central Cairo. Egyptian police fired tear gas early Wednesday on thousands of protesters in Cairo, as three people died during unprecedented nationwide rallies seeking to end President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)

Maybe this is what Hillary means by responding to “the legitimate needs and interests of the Egyptian people?”

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