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Krauthammer: Obama Missing His Chance in Egypt

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.

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24 Responses to Krauthammer: Obama Missing His Chance in Egypt

  1. Obama’s plans for the US are really not healthy. All he really cares
    about are his muslim brothers, which include the Muslim Brotherhood.
    We are really fearful for our country.

  2. Krauthammer is on the money on several issues like Benghazi and the IRS scandal, but he’s a neocon when it comes to getting involved militarily in other countries–just like the other writers on The Weekly Standard. I don’t think those Middle Eastern countries are worth young American lives and am more in tune with Sarah Palin’s philosophy. “Let Allah sort it out.”

    And especially in the case of Obama: the less he does, the better off we are.

  3. The error of historic proportions was throwing Mubarak, a US ally, under the bus, and losing Egypt to begin with.

    Now we’re left with a situation where we may have to aid the bad to rid ourselves of the worst.

    Democracy is “one person, one vote.” It is not, “one person, one vote, one time,” but that’s what Morsi is trying to force on Egypt.

    And why do I have a sneaky suspicion that Obama isn’t coming to the aid of a people who now want to correct their electoral mistake, so that other nations don’t get the idea to try the same here in the US when the protests inevitably start here?

  4. DrK usually hits me where I live, but in this case he and I are not even close. He supposes that MrObama cares about the people of Egypt not liking the way their leaders are moving their country, but he doesn’t.
    He doesn’t care about them, and even if he did, he is not a force that commands any respect anywhere in the world. Russia and China laughed at him, Assad ignored him and he doesn’t even have any juice Ecuador, of all places.

    There’s no up side for the US to get involved, again, in any dispute between Muslim factions, because they simply hate every one of us for not being poor Muslims as they are. I don’t care if they bomb, mutilate, shoot or gas everyone of their fellow Islamists as long as we can keep them from our shores.
    Let them march in their streets, instigate a military coup, or whatever makes them happy. Maybe the new leaders will be more agreeable, or just maybe MrMorsi will find out he needs us and play nice.

    • I’m fine with letting all the Muslims kill each other, but we had better support Israel if they need it. That the one true democracy in all that mess won’t be able to count on us is tragic.

      • I’m not fine with letting all Muslims die at the hands of other Muslims because not all want to kill us. How many just want to get along, raise their children and one day bounce their grandchildren on their knees?

        As to Israel, though, I agree. This is the most anti-Israel president I’ve seen. I’ve not researched every president in this nation’s history, but I feel safe in saying that he is also the most anti-Semitic president as well.

  5. ..”Obama is letting slip an opportunity to dislodge an Islamist regime that will oppose our interests …”

    No he’s not. It’s no ‘slip’ unless you mean a Freudian slip. I don’t know how long it will take for people to realize that Obama and his hand picked foreign-folly advisors are a reflection of UN policy and not US policy.

  6. As Krauthammer notes, Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood are not democrats, and they have not acted democratically during their year in office.

    SNIP
    ***************

    When will he get it through his head that FCMABBHO wants Islamists in control of Egypt? Does Krauthammer believe otherwise?

  7. Obama is acting in accordance with his principles. He somehow found it reasonable to depose Mubarak, who was an ally of both the US and Israel. But now, it’s against his principles to move against a (fellow?) Islamist despite the dangers this regime poses both to us and Israel. His words say good things sometimes. His actions are very consistently aimed in other directions.

  8. MM: “How many just want to get along, raise their children and one day bounce their grandchildren on their knees?”
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    Tough toenails.
    .

  9. Let’s face it. The only time he doesn’t miss his chance is when it will benefit him politically. He is waiting, buying time, just like he always does to know which way to jump.
    There is nothing honest and upstanding about this punk.