“MY GOD, are these people REALLY THIS STUPID?”
He’s trying not to pull a Biden and force Obama into something Obama does not want to do. If he were to indicate that Iran had the bomb, or would have the bomb on x date, then the press will push Obama for another red line in the sand. Hence, the loosey-goosey weasel wording.
“”The term ‘Muslim Brotherhood’...is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam,” ... “They have pursued social ends, a betterment of the political order in Egypt, et cetera.....In other countries, there are also chapters or franchises of the Muslim Brotherhood, but there is no overarching agenda, particularly in pursuit of violence, at least internationally”