“The proper role of the military”
While we’re all watching the excitement in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen, this came across in my morning brief from the Wall St. Journal. Emphasis added:
While U.S. officials cautiously distanced themselves from Mr. Mubarak and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for transition to a “real democracy,” the Egyptian military still came in for praise. “They are acting professionally,” said Capt. John Kirby, a spokesman for Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “They are supporting the institutions of government and that is the proper role of the military.”
That would be this guy. Anyone with a warm fuzzy right now, please stand up to receive your appropriately delivered ridicule.