quote:How convenient? This administration backed the outing of the previous regime during the Arab Spring, but now he chooses to remain on the fence.
President Barack Obama has refused to call the military takedown of Morsi’s elected government a coup, and will continue to send the $1.3 billion in military aid that the U.S. gives to Egypt each year. And Obama is insisting that this is Egypt’s problem -- not America’s.
quote:If we cannot decide Egypt's future why are we giving them $1.3 billion a year? Based on that comment alone, we should not be giving Americans welfare, since we cannot determine their future.
“America cannot determine the future of Egypt. That's a task for the Egyptian people,” Obama said in a statement from his Martha’s Vineyard vacation on Thursday morning. “We don't take sides with any particular party or political figure. I know it's tempting inside of Egypt to blame the United States or the West or some other outside actor for what's gone wrong.”
Could the USA expect to achieve the same results with the Muslim Brotherhood in control of Egypt?
quote:Fair enough, but a years time is hardly a gauge of one's agenda.
Well, during Morsi's year in power, not only did he maintain the peace treaty with Israel to the chagrin of his hardline supporters, but he also brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas that so far has held up.