Saturday, September 15, 2012

That whole "ally" thing

Naturally, people have missed the point of Obama's rather ambivalent treatment of the Egyptian government by saying they were neither an ally nor enemy -- contrasted to how he treated the government of Libya.

Well, the fact of the matter is the Libyan government immediately condemned and took action to arrest people (granted it may have "round up the usual suspects" aspect).  Egypt's government on the other hand did neither.

Until Obama spoke to the Egyptian President when the latter got wind of the interview.


StonyPillow said...

Even Egyptian President Morsi is capable of putting country before party. Too bad we can't say that about our Republican friends.

pansypoo said...

egypt is closer to israel.

Anonymous said...

you don't really expect the rethugs or tea partiers to actually UNDERSTAND either diplomacy or actual treaties, do you?