The events in Egypt, with the people demanding democracy against an intransigent dictator, throw a spotlight on the global power arrangements - especially those between this dictatorship and the U.S. It looks like Obama will go down supporting the enemies of democracy to the very end. His actions are dressed in pragmatism, harkening back to Bush Sr.'s mantra "must be prudent." Really, what is most evident, is Obama's firm anchoring within the power dynamic of America-led global capitalism. I just hope liberals who voted for Obama, and declared him to be on the side of the people, are paying attention.