Skip to comments.White House cites ‘concerns’ over Egypt, won’t criticize Morsi
Posted on 11/26/2012 7:17:33 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
The White House expressed "significant and serious" concerns on Monday about Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's shock power grab last week. But press secretary Jay Carney carefully avoided offering any criticism of a leader who just one week ago seemed to be on President Barack Obama's speed dial as they worked on a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
Carney repeatedly addressed the political crisis in Egypt in relatively dry and mild diplo-speak, while emphasizing that Morsi "played an important role" in crafting the cease-fire and deserved "credit" for that. There was no "we strongly condemn" and no "we denounce," and even his "significant and serious" concerns came only after reporters underlined the lukewarm nature of America's public response.
"We continue to engage with the Egyptians on this," Carney said. "And I think that the important issue here is that the Egyptian people want a government that reflects their will, and we certainly support that." Morsi's actions triggered violent protests of the sort that ultimately pushed longtime strongman (and close U.S. ally) Hosni Mubarak from power in early 2011.
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They won’t even criticize Morsi, an Islamic radical... but they refused to recognize the legitimacy of US allied Mubarak?
This admin is a joke.
Of course Obama won’t criticize Morsi, he looks up to him as his inspiration
Why would Zero and his flunkies criticize their man in Cairo? They never admit mistakes. The press never asks them to admit their mistakes.
Comrade Obama says, “Every-ting going accorting to plan—ha-haaa!”
Hitler is not critical of Mussolini. Professional courtesy.
The more they do this, the bolder our enemies get.
Morsi is part of the Marxist’s Bro-Hood..
Benghazi-Coward Obama’s Foreign Policy File.
Who gave the order to our military to “stand down” and NOT implement plans to rescue our men in Benghazi on 9-11-12?