Washington Post “Obama is Morsi’s Main Enabler”


Remember that distant time so long ago when Obama promised that he would end our old backward policy of supporting tyrants in order to win over the Arab Street. And here we are, four years later, and Obama is supporting a tyrant in Cairo, a problem that has even broken into the normally supportive pages of the Washington Post.

How did Washington become the best friend of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, even as President Mohamed Morsi was asserting dictatorial powers and his followers were beating up secular liberals in the streets of Cairo? It’s a question many Arabs ask these days, and it deserves an answer.

Morsi and his Brotherhood followers are on a power trip after decades of isolation and persecution… And let’s be honest: The Obama administration has been Morsi’s main enabler. U.S. officials have worked closely with him on economic development and regional diplomacy. Visiting Washington last week, Morsi’s top aides were touting their boss’s close contacts with President Obama and describing phone calls between the two leaders that led to the Gaza cease-fire.

Probably thinking he had America’s backing, Morsi overreached on Nov. 22 by declaring that his presidential decrees were not subject to judicial review. His followers claim that he was trying to protect Egypt’s revolution from judges appointed by Hosni Mubarak. But that rationale has worn thin as members of Morsi’s government resigned in protest, thousands of demonstrators took the streets and, ominously, Muslim Brotherhood supporters began counterattacking with rocks, clubs and metal pipes.

Through this upheaval, the Obama administration has been oddly restrained. After the power grab, State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland said: “We call for calm and encourage all parties to work together and call for all Egyptians to resolve their differences over these important issues peacefully and through democratic dialogue.” Not exactly a thundering denunciation.

And no thundering denunciations will be coming. There’s a reason why Obama has backed Islamist governments and ignored Anti-Islamist protesters and the two sets of Tahrir Square protests and the contrasting administration responses provide for an excellent control group study.

It’s crazy for Washington to appear to take sides against those who want a liberal, tolerant Egypt and for those who favor sharia. Somehow, that’s where the administration has ended up.

That’s where the administration ended up in Turkey. It’s where it ended up in Iran. Why should anyone be surprised that it ended up in the same expected place in Egypt?

Liberals fashionably take the side of Sharia in the West. They ally with the Muslim Brotherhood’s front groups in the US and Europe. Why be surprised at the practical implications of such alliances?

CAIR is out there defending Morsi. Why be surprised that CAIR’s liberal allies also have Morsi’s back?

  • JacksonPearson

    Barack Hussein Obama II have thrown gasoline on every fire burning in the Biddle East.
    He's the problem!

  • Mary Sue

    Obama is to Morsi what Pierre Elliot Trudeau was to Castro.

  • Toni Segarra

    Now I miss what the supports: that's very old. There are Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Morocco, Jordan, and all the monarchy that nobody can touch. Let's not be hypocrites and we are really Democrats: all are equal, the law is for all, must be equal. Is that possible? That paradigm of hypocrisy, the friends did not touch even if bloodthirsty tyrants, brutal and cruel, not Democrats, is as old as walking. We will have to see to believe, to make it a reality.

  • Toni Segarra

    Finally, there is the half century of genocide against the Palestinians, which have been invaded their land and massacred them. Where UN resolutions are not met to cease the invasion and genocide. And the rulers of the world does not say or do anything.

    • Flowerknife_us

      Genocide? Really?! How could that possibly be with a growing population? You shouldn't use big words when you don't know their meaning.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Genocide? Really?! How could that possibly be with a growing population?"

        All of the dead are due to Palestinian terror activity. Enough said about that. There aren't even that many dead. There are far more funerals than there are dead people in that neck of the woods. It's just another facet of the theater of jihad.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Finally, there is the half century of genocide against the Palestinians,"

      Surely you've heard that you'rE repeating one of history's biggest lies?

  • Matt

    We have to wait an see how the Military side, Mubarak was a war hero he is in a cage, Morsi is an MB puppet, they have understood just like Mubarak they do not control the military, the DOD does. If the US can stop them supporting a war hero one of their own, what hope does Morsi have. But the military are unhappy about how Mubarak was treated.

  • Edgar

    Obama has followed the same foreign policies & formulas of Bush, Clinton, Reagan, etc. Just look at the long list of brutal dictators Dem & Rep presidents alike supported in Latin America. History is repeating itself.

    This isn't a matter of Liberal vs Conservative. This is the essence of the imperialistic character of our government. Why are you only waking up to it now when it's a Liberal in the White House??

    And then we wonder why Arabs, Latin Americans and pretty much every other people group in the world hates us…

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Obama has followed the same foreign policies & formulas of Bush, Clinton, Reagan, etc. "

      Superficially, He also walks on 2 legs, eats several times a day and is married. Got any other important comparisons?

      "Just look at the long list of brutal dictators Dem & Rep presidents alike supported in Latin America. History is repeating itself. "

      Yes, the weather patterns, the cooling in the winter, all of those repetitions are so interesting.

      "This isn't a matter of Liberal vs Conservative. "

      Nah.

      "This is the essence of the imperialistic character of our government."

      Sure sure, because we pump so much value out of Iraq and Afghanistan. It's all about selfish motives with Bush and 0'Bama. Oh yeah, 0'Bama wants to rule the world with a totalitarian religion, but other than that I get your points. Bush and 0'Bama are like twins.

      "And then we wonder why Arabs, Latin Americans and pretty much every other people group in the world hates us…"

      You mean your lies and twisted analysis? Agreed.
      Why are you only waking up to it now when it's a Liberal in the White House??

      • Edgar

        I wish I had your ability for critical thinking and legitimate discussion.

        Turn off the tv infotainment and internet emotion-news and read a book.

        • Edgar

          Specifically, read about the US's relationship with Trujillo, Baptista, Pinochet and Somoza.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Because that proves your remarks? Sure. You're then going to teach me about discernment and analysis. The Internet is so much fun.

            Why don't you try to start over and qualify your remarks and then you might be able to make a point. It won't be the same point you tried originally, but you can show us if in fact you have any reading comprehension.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "Turn off the tv infotainment and internet emotion-news and read a book."

          That's funny considering your opening statement. Tried that book thing recently eh? When you show you're ready, I'll give you a list that big boys get to try.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "It’s crazy for Washington to appear to take sides against those who want a liberal, tolerant Egypt and for those who favor sharia. Somehow, that’s where the administration has ended up."

    Somehow? Like we haven't been talking about this for years? Soon the Washington Post will break the news that 0'bama was born a Muslim, participated in Islamic prayer as an adolescent, and may not have had a true conversion from Islam. He wears a ring dedicated to the god of cheese. Not really news as in current events, but news in that it hasn't been taken seriously, until now maybe? Not these facts in themselves constitute wrongdoing alone, but the lies and the attacks for raising questions about vetting…

    Liberals owe us a huge apology. I'm not holding my breath either.

    • Flowerknife_us

      "Liberals owe us a huge apology".

      The Bill is way bigger than that! The Butcher is about to present them an Invoice. One everyone will choke on.

    • Ken

      I’d say you’ve pretty much got it, “objectivefactsmatter”. I’ll take it to another level: Obama is indeed a muslim, even more, he’s the Muslim Brotherhood’s #1 agent. How naive can most of us here in the U.S. be–including so many in his own administration? History will show.

  • http://twitter.com/Kenrick66 @Kenrick66

    Toni Segarra and Matt: Are you guys using Google translators for your posts? You must be because your posts make absolutely no sense at all, neither in your grammar and syntax, and in your points, as well. Anyway, it's interesting to notethat as Obama begins his second term, his former cheerleaders in the MSM are beginning to awaken from their comas and blink with amazement and concern at the world they have helped to create and formerly didn't want to know anything about.

  • Flowerknife_us

    Fundamental change=changing sides.

    A Political Party that has always supported the removal of Religion from the public square appears to have no problem having it forced upon others. As long as it's Islam that is.

  • Sohair

    tell OBAMA if he reallly cares about democracy, as he pretended during our revolution of the 25th january, he should at once take our side against the dictarship of Muslim Brotherhood and their puppet Morsi…STOP them

  • Ken

    Obama has his own secret, tricky, so tricky agenda. Tricky, I say, because that's the Muslim Brotherhood way. Obama is the MB's #1 agent. History will show that. How naive most all of us Americans are.

  • http://twitter.com/Stealingsugar @Stealingsugar

    It's nice to have a Brother with a very fat wallet and an unlimited budget who can help a guy out and get ALL Brotherhood into power, all over the world. That is what is going on!