Skip to comments.Obama's Role in Empowering the Muslim Brotherhood
Posted on 02/07/2011 2:44:48 AM PST by Scanian
The Obama administration is claiming that the president has been out in front of the crisis in Egypt. The facts prove otherwise. He has been behind the curve and has badly damaged American interests -- perhaps irretrievably so.
Barack Obama's campaign was built on spin and speeches. His presidency has used these tools to present a false image. In this case, his chief spin maestro, David Axelrod, has been peddling the story that Barack Obama has been "out ahead of this" ("this" being the crisis in Egypt).
Politico Journalist Josh Gerstein was skeptical and fact-checked Axelrod's boastful claim. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has parroted the same story line. Gerstein found it wanting:
"To hear soon-to-depart White House senior adviser David Axelrod tell it, President Barack Obama has long taken a tough line with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak over human rights and political reform issues in his country.
"'The way [Obama has] confronted it, is he went to Cairo and talked about the need, the universal human rights of people. He's on several occasions directly confronted Pres. Mubarak on it. And pushed him on the need for political reform in his country,' Axelrod told ABC's Jake Tapper Friday, on the adviser's last day of work at the White House.
"'To get ahead of this?' Tapper asked.
"'Exactly. To get ahead of this. This is a project he's been working on for two years, and today the president is working hard to encourage restraint and a cessation of violence against the people of Egypt,' said Axelrod.
"'Nice myth,' said one human rights advocate I asked about Axelrod's description."
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That is what I think.
All of our policies now are devoted to encouraging Islamist regimes, even in places where we fought to get rid of them under Bush. So now we have Afghanis being legally imprisoned and subject to execution for conversion to Christianity, our female soldiers wearing hijabs, etc.
Bush was not strong enough in repressing Islam and should never have let Afghanistan and Iraq enshrine Islam in their constitutions; but Obama is aggressively promoting it.
In foreign policy, every move Obozo makes is aimed at diminishing US power and influence and screwing Israel whenever possible; domestically, he does all he can to retard recovery and prolong high unemployment with taxes and regulation.
You don’t have to be particularly smart or sophisticated to run a demolition crew.
Ha, he’s so far behind the curve, he’s been lapped and is trying to look like he’s the one out front now. What a loser!
“He has been behind the curve and has badly damaged American interests”
He’s consistent - he always does that.
Heard this damn treasonous knucklehead “interviewed” by O’Reilly.
He refused to condemn the Muslim Brotherhood by admitting they were a threat to America and he refused to state that a successor government in Egypt should not include them.
WHEN will the American Public WAKE UP to this Snake Oil Salesman from Chicago and post unknown??
Have you ever seen a TV “journalist” or host as craven as O’Reilly in his pursuit of Obama interviews?
I’ve seen dogs in heat more restrained than that Long Island blowhard. He was after Zer0 for months and months and the Won “blessed him with 14 whole minutes of what I’m sure was total BS (I refuse to watch it).
His proskynesis and recto-osculation of the Keynesian Kenyan was disgusting.
(THOSE ARE THE WORDS FOR TODAY O’REILLY PROSKYNESIS AND RECTO-OSCUALTION)
Jimmy Carter = Iran
Obama = Egypt
two incompetents two tragedies.
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