Obama in tough spot with Egypt…but not that tough
Egypt is a “sticky-wicket,” as they say. On the one hand, we are supposed to support movements for Democracy. On the other hand, when the movement for Democracy is going to replace a moderate dictator in an important Middle Eastern country with a terrorist organization like the Muslim Brotherhood, there’s a lot more to think about then simply honoring the will of the people. If I were Barry, I might be doing the same thing he’s currently doing: waiting to see what happens.
However, it’s not that difficult to acknowledge that a long-time ally being taken over by hard-line Muslims, aka terrorists, is bad. It’s even worse when the incoming leadership has expressed, in no uncertain terms, that war is coming to Israel:
A leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt told the Arabic-language Iranian news network Al-Alam on Monday that he would like to see the Egyptian people prepare for war against Israel, according to the Hebrew-language business newspaper Calcalist.
At the end of the day, the job of our government isn’t to export Democracy; it’s to protect its citizens and, to a reasonable extent, its allies. Obama should be offering support to the current Egyptian regime; not wavering on the people’s choice.