Somehow, my country stumbled into doing and saying the right things regarding folks in Egypt in the past couple of weeks. Will we do the same in Bahrain? I'm a big supporter of President Obama, and I've had, and still have high expectations of him. But, just 'cuz the due is black doesn't mean he's not cut from the same bolt of cloth from any other American pol that claws and schemes his way into the White House. The conventional rules of our foreign policy do not change with the color of the President's skin. Still, today, he has an opportunity to do something remarkable. He can align our national interests with our professed ideals, our supposed first principles as a republic. The following is a fine essay on that topic, as it concerns the mess in our patron state, Bahrain.