Astounding 80% of Egyptians See Life Worse Now Than Before Mubarak’s Fall, Thanks for nothing President Obama

by Samuel Gonzalez | August 18, 2013 9:35 am

Egypt, the United States and Israel were better off under President Hosni Mubarak.When Mubarak was in trouble President Obama lead from behind, as usual, and didn’t lift a finger to help an ally of the United States that had kept the peace in Egypt for over 30 years.In come the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama’s spiritual breathe, and Egypt explodes into civil war!

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama's BFF[1]

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama’s BFF

Gallup[2] Most Egyptians interviewed shortly before President Mohamed Morsi was removed from office — and before the recent bloodshed — said their country was worse off then than it was before President Hosni Mubarak resigned in 2011. Eighty percent of Egyptians saw their country as worse off, and half believed their country will still be worse off in five years.

The scarcity of employment opportunities was one of several factors that lead to Mubarak’s removal — similar to reasons leaders in other Middle Eastern and North African countries have been removed from power or faced massive protests. Most Egyptians do not believe employment opportunities in the country have improved since Mubarak’s overthrow. Roughly seven in 10 Egyptians say that since Mubarak’s departure, employment opportunities in the private sector (71%) and public sector (68%) have declined. With major foreign companies shutting down amid the violent clashes between Morsi supporters and government security, employment opportunities in the private sector may be even more limited in the near term and maybe longer if the instability continues.

Bottom Line

The euphoria that Egyptians exhibited across public squares after Mubarak resigned has long passed. More than two years later and prior to the removal of Mubarak’s elected successor, Egyptians were noticeably pessimistic about what the resignation has gained their country. Gallup has also previously found Egyptians’ optimism[3] about their own lives declining. However, the latest levels of pessimism, coupled with recent bouts of violence related to the forceful breakup of pro-Morsi protests this week, and the ensuing violence since then, point to a dark and concerning path for the country.

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President Obama was elected into office with the least amount of geopolitical experience of any prior president.Doesn’t it show?

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