On this 4th of July, a bit of poetic justice has been dished out to 1600 Pennsylvania avenue. As patriotic Americans seem to have extra reason to celebrate because of what the people and military in Egypt did to remove a Muslim Brotherhood dictator from power, the Obama administration sulks and broods. The enemy that hit America on 9/11/01 was an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. By extension, the Brotherhood – and all its affiliated groups – should have been identified as enemies of the United States.
When former president Hosni Mubarak resigned, Obama was thrilled. When the Brotherhood’s Mohammed Mursi was elected president of Egypt a little over a year ago, Barack Obama was incredibly supportive. Evidence has mounted that shows Mursi was likely involved in the Benghazi attacks, which would make those attacks an act of war. Yet, this administration has continued to shower Mursi’s government with aid and support.
Mursi’s ouster would give Americans additional cause to celebrate this fourth of July if he was as involved in the Benghazi attacks as he appears to have been.
Now that Mursi is gone, Obama is hedging, which is a far different cry from his reaction to Mubarak’s removal.
In May of 2010, while at the Heritage Foundation, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), then the Republican minority leader – making him the second most powerful Republican in the House of Representatives – fielded a question from an audience member who wanted to know if Barack Obama qualified as a ‘domestic enemy’.
Cantor’s response: “No one thinks that the president is a domestic enemy.”
It sounds like the people in the room did – and that was in early 2010.
Proof informed citizens know more than politicians?