As he did during Iran’s Green Revolution, President Obama is letting slip an opportunity to dislodge an Islamist regime that will oppose our interests in the Middle East and which ultimately seeks our destruction.
Speaking today in Tanzania, Obama suggested that because Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was elected democratically, the United States needs to sit on the sidelines as Egyptians take to the streets to try to save themselves from Islamism.
As Krauthammer notes, Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood are not democrats, and they have not acted democratically during their year in office. To say one must be neutral in a battle that could remove the Muslim Brotherhood because one is committed to democracy is to caricature democracy.
Eventually, the people running Egypt will begin to do everything the people running Iran are doing – export Islamism, attempt to build nuclear weapons, and seek the destruction of Israel. They are dangerous people, and if Obama fails to act to remove a major national security threat to the United States, he will have made an error of historic proportions.