Obama Sounded Like He Was Talking About His Own Government In Remarks About Egypt

The Egyptian government could throw some of O’s remarks right back

(WSJ) We know that many Egyptians, millions of Egyptians, perhaps even a majority of Egyptians were calling for a change in course. And while we do not believe that force is the way to resolve political differences, after the military’s intervention several weeks ago, there remained a chance for reconciliation and an opportunity to pursue a democratic path. Instead, we’ve seen a more dangerous path taken, through arbitrary arrests, a broad crackdown on Mr. Morsi’s associations and supporters and now, tragically, violence that’s taken the lives of hundreds of people and wounded thousands more.

The Obama admin does through the use of the IRS and other federal agencies, as well as left wing groups,  with intimidation, rather than violence.

We support universal rights essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest.

Tell that to a certain rodeo clown.

We call on the Egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people.

We call on Team Obama to do the same. NSA spying, Benghazi, IRS, Fast and Furious, picking and choosing which laws he wants to enforce, dictating law by executive order, demonizing political opponents.

As a sidebar, I would like to point out that Obama’s speech wasn’t bad, especially as he calls for piece and decries the violence. Unfortunately, he also glossed over the murder of Christians by Islamists and barely mentions the burning of churches. And

We’ve been blamed by supporters of Morsi; we’ve been blamed by the other side as if we are supporters of Morsi. That kind of approach will do nothing to help Egyptians achieve the future that they deserve. We want Egypt to succeed. We want a peaceful, democratic, prosperous Egypt. That’s our interest. But to achieve that, the Egyptians are going to have to do the work.

This might work if Obama hadn’t reduced the political might and standing of the US with all his equivocations, waffling, hand-wringing, and general wishy washyness. Whining about the US being blamed might have worked with a strong leader, but not one who had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the Arab Spring, then dumped Mubarak while his team called Assad a “reformer”, then backed the Muslim Brotherhood and their abuses. All with the backdrop of Obama’s abuses.

More: Ed Morrissey on Obama cancelling the joint military exercise

Given the scale of the deaths yesterday in Cairo, this hardly looks like a robust rebuke; it seems more like an expression of impotence.

Hey, remember, the US is just another country in the world.

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3 Responses to “Obama Sounded Like He Was Talking About His Own Government In Remarks About Egypt”

  1. david7134 says:

    I visited Egypt about 15 years ago. The people that are involved in the tourist industry are great and very friendly. The rest, they are crap. We had to have armed guards leading us through some of the towns outside of Cairo. The people in these towns would look at you with the most hate that I have ever seen in a human. So, clearly there are two, diametrically opposed people in that country. The only way that it will be settled will be by violence. Come to think of it, that is exactly like the US.

  2. Gail Combs says:

    “The only way that it will be settled will be by violence. Come to think of it, that is exactly like the US.”

    Only because Obama has been playing the blasted Race Card ever since he got into office.

    I have been a small business for ~ 25 years. We never had a racism problem until the Obama Admin started beating the Racism Drum again.

    What is absolutely hysterical is that the DEMOCRATS are and always have been the RACISTS!

    History of Democrat Racism

  3. Filthy_Filner_Friday says:

    What is worse and a death-knell for America, is that it has been US Federal policy of America over the last 5 years that USA supports Muslim terrorism.

    Obama fully supported Morsi’s takeover of Egypt. Is supportive (by its inaction) of Syria’s Bashad, and its aggressive support of the al-queda affiliated syria rebels. And then their support of anyone who is anti-Israel.

    We even have supposed members of the Repub party in Congress pushing to have America give aid, monies, training and comfort to Islamic terrorists. Even to the point of pushing nations to have known terrorists placed in positions of power.

    Our nation is on its last leg. Hell. Last toe.

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