McCain contradicts Obama and Kerry in Egypt: Yes, Morsi’s ouster was a “coup”

posted at 2:11 pm on August 6, 2013 by Allahpundit

Newsworthy, not because disagreements between Maverick and The One are increasingly rare (which they are) and not because the “coup” language is new to McCain (it isn’t) but because he and Graham are there in Egypt at Obama’s behest. The whole point of this trip is to get the military to hold new elections soon so that the newly ousted Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t decide to abandon politics for jihad (yet). In order to make that happen, the White House needs to retain what little leverage it has over Sissi and the army. That’s why Obama’s been careful not to call Morsi’s downfall a “coup”: Not only would that alienate the military and the millions of Egyptian anti-Islamists who view last month’s upheaval as a necessary revolutionary step towards real democracy, it would force the U.S. by statute to cut off military aid.

Precisely for that reason, the lengths to which State has gone to avoid using the C-word are almost comical. Initially they said they simply wouldn’t take a position on whether it was a coup; when they were criticized for that, they doubled down and said there’s nothing in any federal law that requires them to take a position, so nyah nyah. Actual quote: “[I]t is not in our national interest to make such a determination.” Then John Kerry, in an interview given in Pakistan, went full anti-coup:

“The military was asked to intervene by millions and millions of people, all of whom were afraid of a descendance into chaos, into violence. And the military did not take over, to the best of our judgement – so far. To run the country, there’s a civilian government. In effect, they were restoring democracy.”

The Obama administration has refrained from describing Mr Morsi’s removal as a “coup”. Were it to do so, the US government would be obligated to cut off its estimated $1.5 bn in annual aid to Egypt, the BBC notes.

They’ve also been sporadically shooting people in the street, which is why Kerry has since offered some perfunctory criticism. The point, though, is clear — the White House really, really, really doesn’t want the political headache of calling Morsi’s ouster a coup.

So here’s John McCain, speaking today in Egypt as a semi-official White House ambassador, calling it a coup:

“We have said we share the democratic aspirations and criticism of the Morsy government that led millions of Egyptians into the streets … . We’ve also said that the circumstances of (Morsy’s) removal was a coup,” McCain told reporters in Cairo Tuesday as he and Sen. Lindsey Graham met with officials there to press for a quick return to civilian life…

“The Egyptian military must move more aggressively toward turning over control to the civilian population, civilian organizations,” Graham, of South Carolina, said when asked about the purpose of the trip on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday.

“The military can’t keep running the country. We need democratic elections. The (Muslim) Brotherhood needs to get off the streets and back into the political arena and fight your differences there, and we need to put Egypt back to work. If this continues, it’s going to be a failed state. That’s why we’re going.”

If you’re trying to get the military to play ball on holding new elections, why would you delegitimize their big power play against Morsi? And while we’re in head-scratching mode over McCain’s Egypt pronouncements, how did he go from calling for aid to Egypt to be suspended a few weeks ago to voting against Rand Paul’s amendment last week calling for aid to Egypt to be cut off? McCain said on the Senate floor before that vote that canceling aid to the Egyptian military will only end up hurting Israel — which is arguably true, insofar as the aid acts as a restraint on the army from starting another war. How come it took him three weeks to figure that out, though? Better yet, why would O tap him, of all people, to be an envoy to Egypt’s military when Maverick had said publicly within the last month that the military should be cut off financially? That’s an odd pick if you’re looking to ingratiate yourself with them.

Anyway. The White House’s strategy in Middle East conflicts usually boils down to playing two bad sides off each other until there’s a semi-stable equilibrium between the two. That’s the plan in Syria — build up the rebels until Assad is forced to negotiate a peace settlement — and that’s the plan now in Egypt. That’s why you’re seeing top U.S. diplomats visiting jailed Muslim Brotherhood leaders in prison and why McCain and Graham are calling for MB prisoners to be released. We’re trying to ingratiate ourselves with both sides in hopes of bringing everyone back to the table and keeping them inside the political system. I wonder how far State’s prepared to go to make friends inside the Brotherhood in the name of preventing them from choosing violent “direct action” instead.


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I wish McCain would fly the coop.

Chris of Rights on August 6, 2013 at 2:16 PM

The whole point of this trip is to get the military to hold new elections soon so that the newly ousted Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t decide to abandon politics for gets back into power so they can internationalize their brand of jihad (yet).

ReWrite™ engaged for accuracy.

Steve Eggleston on August 6, 2013 at 2:17 PM

How many illegals is he taking back with him?

Oil Can on August 6, 2013 at 2:17 PM

I love it! McCain screws over the Republicans at every turn, and now he’s screwing over Obama.

Liam on August 6, 2013 at 2:19 PM

I think McCain should suspend his campaign until this Egyptian thingy is cleared up.

pain train on August 6, 2013 at 2:19 PM

McCain is a loose cannon on deck, an angry old attention whore whose craven desire for the spotlight results in shots fired in all directions. While he’s been focusing his fire on the conservative wing of the Republican Party, it is obviously dangerous for anyone to get within range.

This time he shoots Obama in the a$$. For once.

novaculus on August 6, 2013 at 2:22 PM

McCain has reached the point where he will do / say anything as long as he thinks he will get the lamestream media to fawn all over him…even if what he says has major negative ramifications to our national security and aids our enemies.

Athos on August 6, 2013 at 2:23 PM

So McCain is going to the left of Obama. Doddering left.
And watch this video by an Egyptian belly dancer decrying Obama’s support of terrorists in Egypt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL_mEYP8N-A

anotherJoe on August 6, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Steve Eggleston on August 6, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Obama’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood is well appreciated outside the domestic media narrative bubble. If McCain got the memo, he ignored it.

novaculus on August 6, 2013 at 2:24 PM

I love it! McCain screws over the Republicans at every turn, and now he’s screwing over Obama.

Liam on August 6, 2013 at 2:19 PM

He’s just so use to screwing over his own side that it comes natural for him to screw over his new buddy.

Flange on August 6, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Who’s got a face-palm pic-post at the ready?

Resist We Much on August 6, 2013 at 2:24 PM

McCain: GO AWAY!

timberline on August 6, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Obama shouldn’t have been surprised. After all, McCain called it a coup in the immediate aftermath and said that we must immediately halt all aid, including the jets and tanks.

Resist We Much on August 6, 2013 at 2:25 PM

McCain was never that smart any way. He never would have made it into the Naval Academy or not have been broomed had his father and grandfather not been admirals. And, he’s even dumber now that he’s almost 80.

bw222 on August 6, 2013 at 2:28 PM

I love it! McCain screws over the Republicans at every turn, and now he’s screwing over Obama.

Liam on August 6, 2013 at 2:19 PM

We’re only a few brain cells away before McCain enters the “you damn kids get off my lawn” stage of the life cycle.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Two Republican senators said Tuesday that they’ve personally urged the Egyptian government to release Muslim Brotherhood prisoners, after hosting meetings with top officials in Cairo as part of an Obama administration-sanctioned visit.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is in Cairo along with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-.S.C., made clear that the two U.S. lawmakers are representing the views of Congress and “do not speak for the White House.”
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/06/mccain-graham-urge-egyptian-government-to-release-islamist-prisoners-during/

timberline on August 6, 2013 at 2:30 PM

And at some point we need to just start ignoring McCain. He’s becoming just a complete joke, an embarrassment. I think he’s lost some marbles.

anotherJoe on August 6, 2013 at 2:30 PM

We’re trying to ingratiate ourselves with both sides in hopes of bringing everyone back to the table and keeping them inside the political system.

Isn’t that the Liberal way? Not wanting anyone to be the ‘loser’ in a situation? I mean, really…come on! If you do this, the losing side will be pissed if their side doesn’t ‘win’.

This administration has no idea about how the middle east works. This will not work, it will only backfire. Egyptians are not too smart, but they aren’t that stupid, either.

But, this is Jugears MO, hedging his bets so he can’t really lose in any situation. Spineless.

Patriot Vet on August 6, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Yeah, it was a textbook coup against a democratically elected government. So what?

Buddahpundit on August 6, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Dear God, please keep McCain and Ms. Lindsey in Egypt.

Schadenfreude on August 6, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Serves Comrade O right.

McCain is a loose canon. No one can trust him. Don’t know why anyone does. He belongs in a closet, or a nursing home, somewhere.

And now that we’ve heard what the Dumb half of the Dumb and Dumber self-appointed GOP foreign policy team had to say, what is the Dumber half saying? That would be Graham.

What’s wrong with everyone just saying “no comment” about what is happening in Egypt, along with boiler plate rhetoric about “carefully monitoring with interest and concern, hoping things work out for the best for the people of Egypt, blah, blah, blah”.

While deciding whether or not it is worth it to continue providing military aid to Egypt.

We’re trying to ingratiate ourselves with both sides in hopes of bringing everyone back to the table and keeping them inside the political system. I wonder how far State’s prepared to go to make friends inside the Brotherhood in the name of preventing them from choosing violent “direct action” instead.

If so then we have learned nothing from the past several decades of dealing with the barbarians and savages in the region. We have not learned that all of the possible players in any “both sides” situation hate us. And they will continue hating us no matter what we do or do not do.

There is no upside to doing anything in that part of the world, beyond making sure the oil keeps flowing. There never is when you are dealing with hate filled savages and barbarians, who will always blame all of their problems on someone else. While butchering each other and anyone else who gets near them.

farsighted on August 6, 2013 at 2:33 PM

I wonder how far State’s prepared to go to make friends inside the Brotherhood in the name of preventing them from choosing violent “direct action” instead.

Report: Obama to Meet With Muslim Brotherhood Officials at the White House

Resist We Much on August 6, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Dear God, please keep McCain and Ms. Lindsey in Egypt.

Schadenfreude on August 6, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Maybe God could go old school. Plague of locusts shuts down the airport or something.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2013 at 2:34 PM

We’re only a few brain cells away before McCain enters the “you damn kids get off my lawn” stage of the life cycle.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Er, he crossed that line with the ‘Whackobirds!’ comment.

Resist We Much on August 6, 2013 at 2:35 PM

So finally McCain gets so mavericky that he is an embarrassment to even Obama. This is a good thing.

I’m on this big kick currently of pointing out that the maverick lunacy of McCain and Lindsey is not something that any intelligent moderate would come up with. I fear that calling the two of them “moderates” discredits the idea of moderation. They need to be called some more appropriate. Wacko birds, maybe?

thuja on August 6, 2013 at 2:38 PM

but was it a coup coup????/
@Whoopi

ted c on August 6, 2013 at 2:38 PM

How about a swap? They imprison McCain and Goofy Graham in exchange for the Muslim Brotherhood prisoners.

bw222 on August 6, 2013 at 2:40 PM

I can’t tell the difference between him and Meghan nowadays.

faraway on August 6, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Oh, lord. I linked this earlier and I will link it again. The Egyptians think we are trying to start a civil war in Egypt and turn it into another Syria:

http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/08/05/state-of-play/

Blake on August 6, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Heh. Lovin’ every minute of it. Hey, Barry. you got yourself a rogue Senator running loose over there with your blessing. Is that really what you wanted?

a capella on August 6, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Spending lot’s of taxpayer monies on travel to state the obvious…

PatriotRider on August 6, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Barry’s bishes just landed themselves a corrective action.

antipc on August 6, 2013 at 2:45 PM

It is not a coup because Obama wishes it to not be a coup.

parke on August 6, 2013 at 2:45 PM

I fear that calling the two of them “moderates” discredits the idea of moderation. They need to be called some more appropriate. Wacko birds, maybe?

thuja on August 6, 2013 at 2:38 PM

What exactly are they moderate about? Certainly not social issues. McCain hasn’t encountered a country yet that he doesn’t advocate boots-on-ground intervention (which is hardly a moderate position). And Graham is just his little yapping lap dog. The two of them were among the favored few “moderates” that had dinner with the rat-eared coward even as Rand Paul was acting like a whackobird.

Moderate needs to stand for more than Demonrat-lite.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2013 at 2:45 PM

“The military can’t keep running the country. We need democratic elections. The (Muslim) Brotherhood needs to get off the streets and back into the political arena and fight your differences there, and we need to put Egypt back to work. If this continues, it’s going to be a failed state. That’s why we’re going.”

But I am sure he would have no problem if the U.S. Military ran Egypt…or the U.S. for that matter considering his and his girlfriend’s view of the U.S. constitution. The only thing McCain does not want is the U.S. military controlling the U.S. southern border with Mexico. I am starting to get the sinking suspicion that is the case because he actually thinks Mexico is American territory. I am sure he would have no problem sending a few legions down to Mexico City to occupy the place…probably at the same time we take over Canada.

Sadly I am only partly joking here…I really am convinced that McCain is insane.

William Eaton on August 6, 2013 at 2:46 PM

It is not a coup because Obama wishes it to not be a coup.

parke on August 6, 2013 at 2:45 PM

so it is written, so it will be done.

MSM

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Blake on August 6, 2013 at 2:44 PM

I noticed that author is Egyptian so probably has a good feel for things.

a capella on August 6, 2013 at 2:50 PM

His gravitas, I’m sure, will carry the day when he tells them to build the “damn fence.”

M240H on August 6, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Somebody help out here…the muslim brotherhood and al-queda have the same goals don’t they? The only difference we are led to believe is their tactics.

And with our robust military aid to Egypt (given while Morsi was in charge) and their unstable national leadership plus the running of SA-7s and RPGs to Syrian rebels it sure looks like we’re arming both factions of a common enemy

What the hell is the objective?

DanMan on August 6, 2013 at 2:50 PM

technically the United States constitution was a coup overthrowing the preceeding Articles of Confederation.

McCain should butt out and let the Egyptians go to hell on their own.

papertiger on August 6, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Egyptians threw out the MB because they did not want Sharia laws imposed on them. Most Egyptians believe the government should take further action against the MB. Mubarek managed to keep peace by outlawing the MB. Calling for MB to be released and allowed to participate in the political system ignores the fact that most Egyptians do not want them imposing islamfascism on them and sending the country back into the dark ages. Who the hell are Barry, Whackobird, and Ms. Lindsay to tell them differently? That they want to play off opposing sides feeds right into the average eyptian’s belief that we want a civil war. o

Blake on August 6, 2013 at 2:52 PM

it sure looks like we’re arming both factions of a common enemyWhat the hell is the objective?

DanMan on August 6, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Things that go bump in the night.

a capella on August 6, 2013 at 2:53 PM

I can’t tell the difference between him and Meghan nowadays.

faraway on August 6, 2013 at 2:43 PM

What, Meggie-Mac lost weight?

Steve Eggleston on August 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM

I noticed that author is Egyptian so probably has a good feel for things.

a capella on August 6, 2013 at 2:50 PM

That’s the famous Sandmonkey. He’s been blogging and tweeting for years. He’s a secular Egyptian and a good guy to follow.

Blake on August 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Of course it was a military coup. But this military is putting down death-to-America & Israel Muslim Brotherhood zealots- whose favorite pastime is killing Copts or burning their churches – so why stop them?

Chessplayer on August 6, 2013 at 2:56 PM

So finally McCain gets so mavericky that he is an embarrassment to even Obama. This is a good thing.

I’m on this big kick currently of pointing out that the maverick lunacy of McCain and Lindsey is not something that any intelligent moderate would come up with. I fear that calling the two of them “moderates” discredits the idea of moderation. They need to be called some more appropriate. Wacko birds, maybe?

thuja on August 6, 2013 at 2:38 PM

This….exactly…

The “Senile Hawks”..

I would like the see the GOP get back to being run by the “Rational Hawks” in our party.

William Eaton on August 6, 2013 at 2:58 PM

If a Democrat had done something like this under Reagan or Bush, we would have all denounced them. And McCain deserves no less.

He is undermining US foreign policy – as weak and feckless as it is – to essentially defend the Muslim Brotherhood’s attempts to undermine every Egyptian institution and END democracy. Morsi wasn’t deposed for following the law, he was trashing it, disobeying the Courts and defenestrating the army as he substituted a phony MB document for the Constitution.

The Colonels should realize that we’d understand if McCain and Graham’s plane went down. Accidents happen.

Adjoran on August 6, 2013 at 2:59 PM

It’s good that McCain is there so he can tell us which are the good guys and which are the bad guys.

davidk on August 6, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Yes. But it was a necessary coup.

TerryW on August 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM

So finally McCain gets so mavericky that he is an embarrassment to even Obama. This is a good thing.

I’m on this big kick currently of pointing out that the maverick lunacy of McCain and Lindsey is not something that any intelligent moderate would come up with. I fear that calling the two of them “moderates” discredits the idea of moderation. They need to be called some more appropriate. Wacko birds, maybe?

thuja on August 6, 2013 at 2:38 PM

I don’t care what a baby killer has to say.

davidk on August 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Ah, yes. We eagerly await the Arab Spring each year, for that is when the chickens return to roost at San Obama Capitulano.

M240H on August 6, 2013 at 3:01 PM

I’m not sure it is medically possible, but I am considering that perhaps when McCain ejected from his A4 that the same incorrect procedure/body position that caused his obvious injuries, perhaps also caused a cranial-rectal inversion because he sure does seem to spend most of his time talking out of his …

deepdiver on August 6, 2013 at 3:02 PM

What about McCain’s sister, Flimsy Graham? Does he say it’s a coup too?

TarheelBen on August 6, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Arm both sides in every muzzie country and then knock off whoever left standing.

davidk on August 6, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Maybe I need to reread my copy of The Looming Tower but aren’t both MB and AQ aligned in their objective to destroy western influence and spread sharia law? MB went the slow political route and AQ went with pure force by terrorism but aren’t they both ultimately warriors for allah?

AQ in Egypt redirected some of the arms Hillary was sending to AQ in Syria and used them on our consulate and annex in Benghazi. The MB was definitely flexing its muscles slaughtering coptics as they have always proclaimed they would do.

After Obama gave away every gain we made in Iraq and appears ready to do the same in Afghanistan what dog do we have in this hunt?

DanMan on August 6, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Chessplayer on August 6, 2013 at 2:56 PM

I agree with that as far as the Egyptian military goes but it appears our diplomutts and Obama are trying to keep Morsi relevant.

DanMan on August 6, 2013 at 3:08 PM

I don’t care what a baby killer has to say.

davidk on August 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Arm both sides in every muzzie country and then knock off whoever left standing.

davidk on August 6, 2013 at 3:03 PM

I don’t care what an adult and children killer has to say.

thuja on August 6, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Someone doesn’t understand hyperbole and sarcasm.

“Unwanted puppies and muslims are the same thing.”

davidk on August 6, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Look McCain should just shut up and spend a romantic week sight seeing, climbing the pyramids, playing dress up with Graham, cruising down the Nile, Graham prancing about the deck of the ship in a provocative dress…

William Eaton on August 6, 2013 at 3:13 PM

What, Meggie-Mac lost weight?

Steve Eggleston on August 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Curing cancer takes up all of her time. /

Resist We Much on August 6, 2013 at 3:13 PM

McCain disputes his master’s dictats on Egypt..?

McCain’s gonna havta kiss ass extra hard next time he’s in the oval office…

Kuffar on August 6, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Given that there is no way to underestimate the superficiality of Obama’s world view, could it be that he just sent these old farts there to screw up, so he can say he tried to get the Republicans to help and they made it worse, which for once might be sort of true – except for calling McCain and Graham “Republicans”, that is.

I call them “Serial Media Attention Addicts”. Working with Chuck Schumer on amnesty for several months must have been a true inspiration for them.

drunyan8315 on August 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM

McCain and Graham in Egypt together reminds me of the movie “The Jewel of the Nile”…

William Eaton on August 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Remember when Grampa Munster spent all his valuable time teaching Eddie and Herman how to box?

Good times.

Terp Mole on August 6, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Note to Egypt: please keep both of those worthless f*cks over there. Thanks.

– The American People

Midas on August 6, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Note to Egypt: please keep both of those worthless f*cks over there. Thanks.

– The American People

Midas on August 6, 2013 at 3:24 PM

They should. We’ve already paid the Jizya: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2013/03/egyptian-cleric-american-aid-jizya-to-egypt-is-a-mandatory-tax.html

davidk on August 6, 2013 at 3:28 PM

it would force the U.S. by statute to cut off military aid.

This wouldn’t have been a problem if we had cut the Egypt’s aid off when the NB took over initially (even though that wasn’t a coup, per se). If we had done that, we could then be seen as rewarding the military by turning the aid back on with this, er, “action” to remove the MB.

Bitter Clinger on August 6, 2013 at 3:36 PM

I think this isn’t a disagreement between McCain and Obama. He’s giving cover for Obama..so Obama can come out at a later date and agree with McCain. Since Obama was the one behind Morsi… since Obama was the one the people of Egypt hate.. since what actually happened in Egypt was the vast majority of the people re-establishing their form of government and removing a dictator… Obama needed cover over here. And McCain was their guy.

JellyToast on August 6, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Most of the commenters here are comically dense and completely miss the point.

McCain is NOT harming Obama. He is NOT a loose cannon in this case. He is delegitimizing the current government, (military), which kicked out the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD TERRORISTS. This aligns with Obama’s goals. Therefore, this is not at all harming Obama. The White House wants the MB in power you schmucks.

This is no different than the situation a few years ago in Hondouras. The only difference is that the White House has been more measured in its disapproval of THE RIGHT THING happening. Instead, it sends whackobirds McCain and his girlfriend there.

The media too is upset because it dishonors Obama, just like the Detroit bankruptcy. If you don’t get this… you are being played, grandpa.

Yeah, America should kick out the military who did the right thing… in order to put terrorists back in power? Are you choomin’?

antisense on August 6, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Maverick!

CaptFlood on August 6, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Open Letter to Vietnam: The war is over; you can send the real John McCain home now. —Regular Right Guy

Mornin Mojo on August 6, 2013 at 3:56 PM

McCoin says “wax the danged Sphinx!”

Flail,bail and fail.

BL@KBIRD on August 6, 2013 at 3:56 PM

And Mclaim continues to get it wrong, like Obambi:

Wants the terrorsts freed

TerryW on August 6, 2013 at 4:06 PM

McCain is Washington’s version of AROD.

alanstern on August 6, 2013 at 4:08 PM

antisense on August 6, 2013 at 3:45 PM

pretty much what I see without all the vitriol, it appears Obama is aiding the folks that we began destroying under Bush and even campaigned on achieving what he was working to undermine.

Recall all the GM is alive and al-Qaeda is on the run? Now he’s covering for radical muzzies on several fronts. Wait ’til the unions find out about this.

DanMan on August 6, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Recall all the GM is alive and al-Qaeda is on the run? Now he’s covering for radical muzzies on several fronts. Wait ’til the unions find out about this.

DanMan on August 6, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Yes, now only if we can unionize AQ, why, we’d solve Detroit’s issues. I am PO’d.

Can we please have a Mark Steyn article about this? He does a good job with these weighty issues.

antisense on August 6, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Yes, Morsi’s ouster was a “coup”

Mubarak’s ouster was also a “coup”, which should have forced the U.S. by statute to cut off military aid, but, as we know, that didn’t happen.

Pork-Chop on August 6, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Can we get a “military intervention” here?

Tater Salad on August 6, 2013 at 4:30 PM

I think the Middle East needs a Ward Healer. Like Obama.. Or Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton.

Yes, that is what the Middle East and America’s middle class needs.

A sanctified bona fide, legitimified, Ward Healer.

/Say Amen, otherwise you are a racist.

Key West Reader on August 6, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Chessplayer on August 6, 2013 at 2:56 PM

I agree with that as far as the Egyptian military goes but it appears our diplomutts and Obama are trying to keep Morsi relevant.

Indeed, because Obama basically supports the Muslim Brotherhood and wants to show his support for it to the Muslim world.

I would expect the Egyptian military to put Morsi on trial and get rid of him. Otherwise he will be a rallying point for strife in Egypt as long as he’s alive. The generals surely know that if the Muslim Brotherhood ever really obtained power that their heads will be on pikes and it will be called “Allah’s will”.

Chessplayer on August 6, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Yes, now only if we can unionize AQ, why, we’d solve Detroit’s issues.

I think the Middle East needs a Ward Healer. Like Obama.. Or Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton.

antisense, KeyWest – I think you guys may have a better plan for the middle east than any body else so far. And Trumka and Morsi look like they’re made for each other don’t they?

DanMan on August 6, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Can we get a “military intervention” here?

Tater Salad on August 6, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Nope. You get a FABULOUS Military full o gays.

/FABULOUS!

Key West Reader on August 6, 2013 at 4:46 PM

I think the Middle East needs a Ward Healer. Like Obama.. Or Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton.

antisense, KeyWest – I think you guys may have a better plan for the middle east than any body else so far. And Trumka and Morsi look like they’re made for each other don’t they?

DanMan on August 6, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Don’t forget the CIC.. If you want to know who is running Foreign Policy out of the WH, ask Valerie Jarrett… the Iranian.

Key West Reader on August 6, 2013 at 4:47 PM

great sighting there Key West, nice clean shot too

DanMan on August 6, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Valerie Jarrett is the Harry Hopkins of the Obama administration

DanMan on August 6, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Johnny – are you still trying to make me feel better about 2008? Really, I’m over it.

Xasprtr on August 6, 2013 at 6:10 PM

One wonders, who between them, McCain and Graham will return from this foreign adventure (‘fact finding’) and claim the most foolish and inane comment?
I’m guessing it’ll be a tie.

Missilengr on August 6, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Laryngitis would be a fatal disease to this old windbag.

savage24 on August 6, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Yosemite Sam rides again.

Whiterock on August 6, 2013 at 10:27 PM

So McCain and lindsey Graham are in Egypt to meet with the military and TERRORISTS….REALLY?!

According to the news these two CLOWNS, at Obama’s request, have traveled to Egypt to meet the Interim Government leaders (the military) and the ‘legitimate’ head of the government – the TERRORIST GROUP the Muslim Brotherhood, the ‘government’ that was supposed to provide protection to the Embassy in Cairo on 9/11/12 when it was overrun by Jihadists.

We now know that a rival terrorist faction demanded they be allowed to attack the Embassy as part of a Middle East wide attack on American Embassies on the anniversary of 9/11 last year. If the Brotherhood failed to allow the attack they said they would declare the Brotherhood to be a US ‘puppet State’. The Brotherhood then reportedly made a deal to allow the attack as long as no American was killed.

I understand why the ‘Jihadist Sypathizer’ and Chief would want to talk to the Brotherhood, the group he helped put into power, but why dumb-masses McCain and Graham have agreed to go to Egypt to do so for Obama is mind-numbing!

easyt65 on August 7, 2013 at 7:06 AM