- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Obama administration is again meddling in a complex political quagmire by attempting to hasten the ejection of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from power.

The premature departure of Mr. Mubarak will create a power vacuum, which likely will be filled by the Muslim Brotherhood, leading to the disaster of a fundamentalist Islamic state. America must be wise and patient enough to allow the Egyptian people to develop a solution to their internal conflicts on their own.

I agree that Mr. Mubarak’s place in history has been solidified and will end soon. That being said, the Obama administration and America will be better served in the long run by avoiding the temptation to impose their own will. Given the leftist sentiments in America pressing for change at any cost - a theme emblematic of President Obama - the propensity of the administration is to interfere in the Egyptian process of change. This is not a wise move.

BOB JACK

Las Vegas