Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A real success overseas too

Before launching his daily round of votes to overturn "Obamacare" John Boehner decided to dip his cantaloupe-hued toes into foreign affairs.
As the Obama administration and other lawmakers -- Democrats and Republicans alike -- delicately navigate how to respond to last week's coup in Egypt, the Ohio Republican largely welcomed the military's overthrow of Morsi. "I think their military on behalf of the citizens did what they had to do in terms of replacing the elected president," Boehner said during a short availability on Capitol Hill.
Yeah, they totally had to do this:
Egyptian soldiers and police clashed with Islamists protesting the military's ouster of the president in bloodshed that left at least 51 protesters and three members of the security forces dead, officials and witnesses said, and plunged the divided country deeper into crisis with calls by the Muslim Brotherhood's political party for all-out rebellion against the army.
And as an Ohioan I'm sure Boehner was all exited because it was more than a dozen-times more awesome than Kent State.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

Thought the Republican Brotherhood might have more sympathy for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Montag said...

No doubt, Boner would say exactly the same thing if there were a military coup here.

Drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.

pansypoo said...

if only our miltary listened to polls.