Barack Obama’s administration is the best American friend the global caliphate movement has ever had. Obama, a notorious backstabber of accomplices who have outlived their usefulness, is now demonstrating that he is capable of steadfast comradeship when his heart is in it, responding to the mass uprising and military coup that has toppled Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood regime by demanding that the Brotherhood be allowed to participate in whatever form of government comes next.
From Bloomberg News, we get this:
- While President Barack Obama’s administration has stopped short of condemning the July 3 military takeover, it has called on Egyptian leaders to pursue “a transparent political process that is inclusive of all parties and groups,” including “avoiding any arbitrary arrests of Morsi and his supporters,” Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council, said July 4 in a statement.
Let us leave aside the obvious hilarity of the Obama administration demanding “a transparent political process” from anyone else — while secretly collecting personal communications and financial data on all of its citizens, using federal agencies to target political opponents, concocting elaborate lies to cover for the gravest moral misdeeds, and arbitrarily micromanaging the implementation of destructive laws to shield its party from election fallout. The more important consideration here is what exactly this call for an “inclusive” process in Egypt is intended to achieve.
With his demands that today’s Egyptian leaders pursue transparency and “avoid any arbitrary arrests,” Obama is suggesting that the new leaders need to be pushed into behaving with restraint, thus implicitly painting the Morsi government as the victim in this struggle. Further, the Obama administration has implied, though they have “stopped short of” declaring, that the ouster of Morsi was illegitimate; why else would they demand that the faction just removed from government in a popular uprising must be allowed right back in as quickly as possible?
Note to the duplicitous “fact checkers” out there: of course you will not find Obama’s direct statement of support for the MB. At the risk of vindicating Michele Bachmann’s account of MB influence within the government, Obama obviously cannot come straight out and say, “If I had a son, he’d look like the boy who killed Tyrone Woods with mortar fire.” Instead, the administration is reverting to the progressives’ standard method of indirect support for anti-Western tyrants: moral equivalency arguments. Thus, in answer to accusations from Egyptians that the Obama administration had long supported Morsi’s government, the administration’s official answer is that Obama “is not aligned with, and does not support, any particular Egyptian party or group.” That’s the administration’s strongest effort to dissociate itself from a terrorist-supporting organization openly advocating world dictatorship — moral equivalency. In effect, “We don’t support them, any more than we support anyone else.”
Predictably, the rationale for this tacit moral support of the Muslim Brotherhood is that MB involvement in the “process” is a prerequisite of peace.
- The administration has urged the Egyptian military to stop using heavy-handed tactics, according to two U.S. officials who asked not to be identified