Washington Post points out Obama’s dangerously failed foreign policy
It’s at the bottom of a longer item and they probably don’t realize it, or even agree. But project out where this is headed. You don’t need a jihadist to know which way the terrorist bombs are going to blow.
But it was Morsi who best symbolized how things have changed.
Morsi is a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, a religious and political movement banned by former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the longtime U.S. ally ousted last year as the biggest prize of anti-government protests in several Mideast nations.
U.S. relations with the former secular dictatorships were based on a hard-nosed preference for security and stability in a volatile region.
Obama abandoned decades of U.S. policy when he yanked U.S. support for Mubarak, and his administration moved quickly to support democratic movements in several Mideast nations.
But the U.S. emphasis on personal liberty and tolerance rings hollow to many Egyptians and others, who recall the former willingness of U.S. leaders to look the other way when grievous human rights abuses occurred.
Egypt’s secular pro-democratic opposition, with long ties to the United States, largely crumbled after the revolution. The well-organized Muslim Brotherhood, with practically no ties to a U.S. government, proved more sure-footed.
This is most likely headed toward a disaster of epic proportions.