In a February 2 post on his blog Red State, CNN contributor and conservative blogger Erick Erickson wrote that while "[w]e cannot blame Barack Obama for Egypt collapsing in on itself," Obama should be blamed for "failing to mitigate and control the impact of the collapse." He further claimed, without evidence, that "Obama collaborated to help bring down Egypt." From Erickson's post:
We cannot blame Barack Obama for Egypt collapsing in on itself.
We can however blame Barack Obama for failing to mitigate and control the impact of the collapse.
Like when a demolition team sets about bringing down a crumbling building -- and we now know Obama collaborated to help bring down Egypt -- the demolition team must make sure the building, as it implodes, does not throw debris and carnage all over the place. If that happens, the demolition team is liable.
Barack Obama is liable, given this:
The Obama administration said for the first time that it supports a role for groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, a banned Islamist organization, in a reformed Egyptian government.
The organization must reject violence and recognize democratic goals if the U.S. is to be comfortable with it taking part in the government, the White House said. [Red State, 2/2/11, Los Angeles Times, 1/31/11]