Mohamed Morsi's 'I Didn't Say What I Said' Defense

This has to be the best example of the "I didn't say what I said" defense that I have ever seen.  Normal people with any sense of pride or shame would be reluctant to use it because it's so patently absurd, and it tells us a great deal about Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Let's begin by looking at Morsi's defense: In a television interview that the paper [the New York Times] said he made months later, Morsi described Zionists as "these bloodsuckers who attack the Palestinians, these warmongers, the descendants of apes and pigs." Morsi told a delegation of US senators visiting Cairo on Wednesday that the remarks needed to be put "in the context in which they were said," his spokesman said in a statement. That context was Israeli "aggression" against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, the spokesman said, a possible reference to an Israeli military operation in Gaza in 2008 and 2009.  [...] Morsi told the [U.S.] delegation [led by Senator John McCain] he was...(Read Full Post)