Skip to comments.Knives Come Out for U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson
Posted on 07/03/2013 11:41:38 AM PDT by mandaladon
As the violent standoff between the Egyptian military and President Mohamed Morsy continues, U.S. ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson has become a lightning rod for critics of U.S. policy in the country.
The tip of the spear for U.S.-Egypt diplomacy, Patterson's June 18 speech discouraging street protests has come to symbolize the administration's inability to recognize the potency of Egypt's liberal opposition. "Some say that street action will produce better results than elections," Patterson said. "To be honest, my government and I are deeply skeptical."
Now, with the Egyptian military's 48-hour deadline for Morsy to yield to protesters demands passed, observers fear the outbreak of widespread violence between Morsy's Islamist supporters and moderate critics, and many wonder if the U.S. could've taken a harder line on the Brotherhood during its 10-month rule.
Patterson in particular resisted opportunities to criticize the Morsy government as it implemented increasingly authoritarian policies. In a memorable May interview with the Egyptian English-language news sit Ahram Online, she repeatedly dodged pointed questions about Morsy's leadership. "The fact is they ran in a legitimate election and won," she said. "Of course it is challenging to be dealing with any new government. However, at the state institutional level, we are for instance still liaising with the same military and civil service personnel, and thus have retained the same long-established relations."
(Excerpt) Read more at thecable.foreignpolicy.com ...
Yeah, like Kerry’s doing a smashing job.
Heck, Obama himself basically dislodged Mubarak. Obama then handed his buddy Morsi billions in US taxpayer aid.
This mess is solely the result of the Kenyan Marxist.
Libya, Syria, Egypt, the US economy, ObamaCare. How much more evidence is required to see that Obama is an international DISASTER.
I too remember her. Great analogy.
“Is there any issue the idiot in the White House cant get on the wrong side of?”
Nope, that’s the only thing he got 100% on.
You gotta be kidding me.
If you are talking about fair and honest elections, I would tend to agree with Anne Patterson and her skepticism.
But if you are talking about the sham elections which have become the rule at the national and many state levels with voter rolls full of the dead, disqualified, illegal aliens, zombie and multiple voters . . . then the people of Egypt have ever right to mistrust the process. And so do we.
“What difference, at this point, does it make?”
Great news! The defeat of the Muslim Brotherhood is a HUGE defeat for Muhammad Obama!!
Think of the time, money and lives Obama and Clinton have invested in the Brotherhood. Their stupidity and ideological blindness are breathtaking
“Think of the time, money and lives Obama and Clinton have invested in the Brotherhood”
Just think of the number of lives lost just over the “Anti-islam video”...wish we could get 14 million concerned citizens in DC to invoke militarily ouster of an imposter.
This is a must read report ! Obama is a fake Christian regardless of what he says to the world.
You are absolutely correct is identifying Patterson as only the implementer of admin policies. But when Morsi and the MB go south and there’s chaos in Egypt or there’s a new non jihadi govt, you can bet the underside of Obama’s bus will have a new admit.
It's never Bam-Bam's fault.
Just ask him. Somehow or other, this is all ...
Yes, you guessed it:
Imagine honest diplomats saying, “Egyptians are alright. Everyone should own one.”
There are going to be a lot of pissed off people if Marines die trying to get this beeatch out of EggPit.
I have worked with her on several occasions, She is a first rate career diplomat who is honorable and dedicated. She is taking the arrows for the WH.
Another arab protest?
When does Zero pull another video out of his ass?
> What difference, at this point, does it make?
Yes, thank you for the correction.
The more complete quote actually underscores Hillary’s hubris all the better.
So, clearly she is personna non-gratta in Egypt, especially with any new government, and especially-Especially with the people of Egypt.
Now, the question becomes what letter for her replacement will the regime pick from their LBGT-ABC-M-O-U-S-E alphabet?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.