Senator John McCain (R-AZ) doesn’t have much left to do to shore up his pro-Muslim Brotherhood bonafides. In politics, that “R” next to McCain’s name is like an affirmative action hire for a Democratic president who is ideologically aligned with the Brotherhood’s every move. He’d make the perfect
ventriloquist dummy ambassador for the Obama administration in this regard; he’s proven it time and time again.
The latest notch McCain etched in his Muslim Brotherhood belt is his calling for a cut-off of all funding to Egypt, not because we can’t afford it or because we shouldn’t be funding Egypt but because the military ousted a Brotherhood dictator who believed sharia law should govern the land. Instead of blaming the Brotherhood or Islam, McCain blamed America’s “lack of leadership” for Egypt’s failure. This may sound good but while McCain is blaming the Obama administration for the failures in the Middle East, McCain himself has signed onto the policies Obama is implementing. In fact, Obama’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been demonstrated time and again would lend credence to those who see success as a matter of perspective.
Where McCain sees failure, a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizing president sees not only success but McCain as his tool in achieving it (whatever “it” is).
Via The Hill:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi a coup d’etat and pressed the Obama administration to suspend aid to the country on Sunday.
“It was a coup and it was the second time in two and a half years that we have seen the military step in,” McCain said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
During that appearance on Face the Nation, McCain perfectly demonstrated collectivist thought. In McCain’s view, Mursi’s failure had everything to do with Mursi and nothing to do with the group he represented. Said McCain:
“Morsi was a terrible president, their economy is in terrible shape thanks to their policies but the fact is the United States should not be supporting this coup. And it’s a tough call,” McCain added.
That was an incredibly Obama-esque thing to say. By avoiding the Muslim Brotherhood as the elephant in the room, McCain was essentially attempting to breathe life into the group on live television.
This isn’t the first time McCain has assisted the Brotherhood with his rhetoric. In 2011, while visiting Libya, McCain referred to the Muslim Brotherhood-back rebels there in the most endearing terms (1:28 mark):
In July of 2012, McCain aggressively attacked Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) for asking evermore increasingly legitimate questions about former deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton – Huma Abedin, whose Muslim Brotherhood affiliations are irrefutable:
It’s long past time for McCain to zip his yap and look into the backgrounds of those he has stood with in defense of Abedin.
Mr. President, we nominate Senator John McCain as your next ambassador to the Muslim Brotherhood.
He’s earned it.