I'm working on a longer post for ThickCulture on how the rhetoric of the leaders and political figures in the West are turning the people in the Arab world against them.
This France24 clip states the uprisings in Egypt show a diplomatic and intelligence failure by the US::
While the precise flashpoint of Tunisia may have been hard to predict, the unpopularity of Hosni Mubarak and the level and nature of social media activism should have been tip offs to the risks in the area.
Twitterversion:: [video] France24 English news clip points fingers at US for its #Fail regarding diplomacy & intelligence in #Egypt. @Prof_K