Sunday, February 13, 2011

"SNL": Mubarak Thanks America

Fred Armisen playing Hosni Mubarak on “Saturday Night Live” commented on Swiss banks freezing the former dictator's assets amid calls for an accounting of his family’s billions. At the end, the Mubarak character told host Seth Meyes that he wanted to thank the American people. Watch:

Fred Armisen as Hosni Mubarak: “America, thank you. You propped up my regime for over 30 years. I could never have done it without all of your money and support and tear gas. You know what they say, Seth, behind every horrible dictator is an enabling superpower. America, you are the wind beneath my wings.”


Michael The Molar Maven said...

Funny,yes, but the message is a bit disturbing. Every day I see the validation of the attempts of republican whipping boy, Jimmy Carter, who tried to redirect US foreign policy away from the notion that "the enemy of our enemy is necessarily our friend," towards champions of human rights. He was maligned for being week, but he was right. I just hope that our support of another dictator doesn't come back to haunt us. I don't necessarily oppose Israel dealing with "leaders" such as Mubarak because you don't get to choose your enemies. But we have a choice and we continue to make the wrong one and often it comes back to haunt us. With Egypt, however, I sense that Obama is intelligent enough to learn from history.

Jeff Tone said...

Our support of dictators in South America and Iran certainly did come back to haunt us. Carter had a lot more wisdom than he was given credit for in this regard.