…Obama believes he is achieving regional stability by strengthening Morsi’s hold on power.
Obama approved a recent delivery of over 20 F-16 fighter jets, and has continued the annual military and economic aid. Furthermore, he has kept relatively quiet over Morsi’s undemocratic maneuvers in consolidating his party’s position.
However, this policy has risks. Almost every day, news reports emerge from Egypt demonstrating that Morsi continues to act against US national interests. Just last week, Morsi gave Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a glorious reception and kisses on the cheek. …
According to analysts, Obama’s objective is to manipulate Morsi, using US aid, into following US interests, and he justifies this policy by citing the moral imperative of respecting the results of Egyptian elections.
However, Obama appears to be favoring a regime at odds with American interests at the expense of supporting an opposition that has elements more closely aligned with those interests.