Even Fox News seems to think fear of arrest, rather than officially cited "security concerns", was Former-President Bush's real motivation for cancelling a planned trip to Switzerland.
The tightrope walk continues for members of the Obama administration - they're criticised for not calling for Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to resign, even though it's clearly what they're after.
Barack Obama, the US president, has said that the transition of power in Egypt must be "meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now." But what does he mean by "now"?
Though Obama administration officials say they haven’t been surprised by what has transpired in Egypt over the last week, it seems they were.
When a US ally mows down peaceful protestors in the streets calling for change there appears to be a formulaic response
<P class=MsoNormal>In the early hours of January 12, a massive downpour hit the Serrana region of Rio state, causing massive mudslides. Nothing was spared, including the home of Manuel Antonio de Oliveira with his kids and grandchild inside.</P>
<P>This was the phrase I heard most last week while covering the devastating mudslides in the Serrana region of Rio de Janeiro state: "<EM>I have never seen anything like this in my life." </EM>The truth is this: there will never be an exact death count.</P>
<P>US conservative talk show host provides a novel solution to the problem of rising petrol prices for Americans.</P>
<p>Ominous US warnings in a confidential embassy cable about Tunisia in 2008 and 2009 have an additional political juiciness when read against the backdrop of unfolding events in the country. <span style="letter-spacing: 0px;"><br></span></p>
<P>Less than two months after Hillary Clinton described the leak of US diplomatic cables as "threatening our national security," internal US government reviews have determined that the leak caused only "limited damage" to Washington's interests abroad.</P>
<P>The head of technology company Apple says he is taking a new leave of absence for health reasons.</P>