Ed note–does this sound like Israel and America are/were truly ‘afraid’ of the ‘revolutions’ taking place in the area? Lieberman, along with arch Israel supporter John McCain, went to Tahrir Square, ground zero of the revolution, without fear for their physical safety. What this means is that everything is under control and that there is no worry from their end that the revolution stands any chance of going off in directions that are dangerous to Israel or America.
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), who’s on a quick trip through the Middle East, said Sunday he found Cairo to be a “very exciting place.”
“We went to Tahrir Square today. Got a warm, enthusiastic welcome,” he said of his visit to Cairo with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
“This is a remarkable situation, and frankly, we should feel very good about the assistance we have given the Egyptian military over the years since the Camp David peace with Israel, because the Egyptian military really allowed this revolution in Egypt to be peaceful and let the people carry out their desires for political freedom and economic opportunity,” Lieberman said.
“It’s a strange moment here where the military was seen as credible by the people to lead the interim government,” he said, adding “The military really can’t wait until it can go back to being just military and not in the political leadership. Now, that doesn’t mean that everything they do is going to be right. We really urge them to be inclusive, to meet with all the opposition figures, to be thoughtful about how they hold elections and when they hold elections, but this Egyptian military doesn’t want to run this country.”