Why No Mention of Egypt in the State of the Union?

President Obama at last night’s State of the Union address:

“We saw that same desire to be free in Tunisia, where the will of the people proved more powerful than the writ of a dictator. And tonight, let us be clear: the United States of America stands with the people of Tunisia, and supports the democratic aspirations of all people. We must never forget that the things we’ve struggled for, and fought for, live in the hearts of people everywhere. And we must always remember that the Americans who have borne the greatest burden in this struggle are the men and women who serve our country.”

Would it have been so difficult to insert “And in Egypt,” after ‘…live in the hearts of people everywhere?’  It would seem appropriate, no?  Of course, it may have brought some undo attention to the fact that the United States has been helping to prop up the Mubarak regime for decades. But it is never not too late to get on the right side of history!

In the meantime, the protests seems to be on a much smaller scale today. Do follow @sandmonkey, who has been tweeting the revolution, as it were.  The Guardian’s blog is also an excellent source for news and social media aggregation.

This is pretty much the iconic image of the protests, thus far. The Water Cannon Revolt.