As most of us understand that it's a "global" world now, and the United States has always tried to use its influence in building democratic institutions abroad, the one thing that many of us really
don't like, is seeing our politicians using taxpayers money to buy the political leaders that they want to "rule" that country. While Bill Clinton was President, Jimmy Carter couldn't keep himself out of any election in the world it seems, and I don't know about you, but when Jimmy Carter praised the
election of Hugo Chevez in Venezuela giving it his hands up and personal stamp of approval...you really had to wonder what the word "democracy' meant for Democrats.
John Kerry is the New Jimmy Carter. I guess Jimmy just got tired.
Senator John Kerry, head of the Senate foreign relations committee, arrived in Cairo Tuesday evening, as part of his tour of the region, to hold talks with Egyptian officials about the “democratic transformation” of Egypt.
According to Al Ahram, Senator Kerry and US Ambassador to Cairo Ann Patterson will meet with Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate and head of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Mohamed Mursi, at the FJP headquarters on Wednesday. Kerry’s last visit to Cairo was in early December. In their meeting then with the Democratic senator from Massachusetts, Brotherhood officials vowed to respect civil rights and international treaties, attempting to allay fears that the Islamist organization would revoke Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel.
Oh sure. "respect civil rights?" The Muslim brotherhood will respect civil rights.....
Can I buy a vowel?
Right now there are riots in the streets and the military still holds power which to many of us means the U.S. still holds power because we pretty much gave them that military. We have given Egypt 2 billion dollars a year in aid since 1979, and 1.3 billion yearly for defense. In return, they were to leave Israel alone.
According to the State Department, that equipment has included fighter jets, tanks, armored personnel carriers, Apache helicopters, anti-aircraft missile batteries and aerial surveillance aircraft.
The Muslim brotherhood want the Whites House blessings...and our continued billions, and since Obama just gave Kenya a big bundle of money, you can bet...that the Muslim Brotherhood will get his full support.
Obama talks a good game of being tough..but watch what he does. And Nobody Wonders what John Kerry will say after the Muslim Brotherhood are handed Egypt?
"Democracy has come to the Muslim world."
Where's Jimmy Carter when you need him?