September 16, 2012
Obama Continues Pleading for 'Mursi'
Barack Obama, delivering a carefully designed message, has said of Egypt's new government under President Mohamed Mursi that, "I don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy." Matching this pseudo-tough guy stance, Hillary Clinton, apparently hinting at Mursi's failure to condemn fresh assaults on the U.S. embassy in Cairo, said that "any responsible leader should be standing up now and drawing that line." This sudden projection of an oh-so-fragile backbone comes after initially condemning anyone who might hurt Islamists' feelings, and is likely just a response to Mitt Romney's effective criticism of the administration's humiliating first reaction to the murder of Ambassador Stevens in Libya. But before the mainstream media runs with this new game plan, presenting Obama as a strong leader prepared to call them as he sees them, we might stop to consider just how forceful Obama's new position really is. President Mursi is...(Read Full Post)