I honestly do not believe that Obama is as interested in setting up new American business colonies. By business colonies, I mean fiscal colonies. Colonies where we grant endless money and limitless freedom to the cooperative few in power (even the freedom to commit genocide if they are so inclined: "just keep it out of the world's eye and do what we say and we won't have any problems.") In return American companies are allowed to go in and develop "technology and infrastructure" for the colony. Unfortunately, the good citizens of said colony probably can not nor ever will be able to afford the access fees that are required to actually benefit from this infrastructure, but that is really beside the point.
I think that we would have deployed the military and/or special operatives to make sure that the outcome was as favorable as possible for Bush family business interests. Under Obama, I really do believe that he allowed the Egyptian people (and is allowing Libyans) to take a hold of their future and is letting the chips fall where they may.
Or, I am completely naive and colony makers are already on the ground, working their magic. As much as I would like for that to not be true, it would not surprise me one bit.