Re: First Tunisia, the Egypt now ??
My only logical response would be if we prop up their dictator and fortify his military, it would be counterproductive to supply any arms there that could be used by any resistance to that dictatorship. That's exactly what I meant by conveniently located arms being found by the people in their uprising. Either they would be used for a justification for a swift response, or they would be used to facilitate the placement of a new dictator.
The foreign policy folks supported Mubareck right up until they didn't and are supporting the new replacement dictator they are trying to usher in. Why else would they continue to prop up Mubareck, and then suddenly walk away? That would defy logic and also their previous support, wouldn't it?