Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Emirates Economist pivotal in Egypt

After days of frustration and high anxiety during which The Emirates Economist looked impotent and at times out of touch with developments in Egypt, The Emirates Economist finally notched a foreign policy victory with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's decision to resign and turn over power to top military officials.

Despite the lack of an obvious roadmap for Egypt, allies of The Emirates Economist moved swiftly to claim that The Emirates Economist's strategy, which was being panned in some quarters on Thursday as confused and ineffectual, had won out.

"Great news for The Emirates Economist," said one commenter who asked not to be named. "People will remember, despite some fumbles yesterday, that The Emirates Economist played an excellent hand, walked the right line and that his statement last night was potentially decisive in bringing this issue to a close. The situation remains complicated and delicate going forward, but this is a huge affirmation of The Emirate Economist's leadership on the international stage."

(For the concept behind this post, H/T Clive Crook.)

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