One would expect President Obama to have already told Egypt’s (and Muslim Brotherhood’s) President Mohamed Morsi that freedom of speech and freedom of religion are among our core values. It’s been that way from the start. So get over it already. That didn’t happen.
But there was some talk about the two meeting sometime during the Star Wars bar scene at the U.N. General Assembly on Sunday.
Now that’s not happening either.
Having already put President Obama on defense by spelling out pre-conditions to a talk between the two, the president finds himself on the short end of the foreign policy stick again.
Morsi pre-conditions . . .
If Washington is asking Egypt to honor its treaty with Israel, he said, Washington should also live up to its own Camp David commitment to Palestinian self-rule. He said the United States must respect the Arab world’s history and culture, even when that conflicts with Western values.
Not that it makes a difference who cancelled who, the result is the same. Like voting present. But Morsi seems to have as much reason to cancel a meeting between the two as Obama.
The Obama Doctrine seems to be in full-meltdown mode when it comes to the war on terror and radical Islam.
Brings to mind how in critical times in history, the right man for the right time comes along. The way the Muslim world is roundly condemning the United States and President Obama, it seems that he is not the right man for this time.