One has to feel sorry for the Egyptians demonstrating against Mubarak in Tahrir Square. Obama comes on TV and they behold classic Goldilocks Syndrome. To be fair, this one of those situations that can reward a certain public ambiguity.
This subject brings me to that vilest offspring of the herd mind-the odious militia. The man who enjoys marching in line and file to the strains of music falls below my contempt; he received his great brain by mistake-the spinal cord would have been amply sufficient. This heroism at command, this senseless violence, this accursed bombast or patriotism-how intensely I despise them! — Albert Einstein (1931)