If it worked for the Chuckster, why not for Mohammed?
If Chuck Hagel can say his anti-Semitic comments were taken out of context
, and thereby win support for confirmation as US Secretary of State from the Senate, why not Egyptian President Mohammed Morsy
Presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said
Wednesday that Morsi told a US Senate delegation that a distinction must
be made between criticism of what he called the “racist” policies of
the Israelis against the Palestinians and insults against the Jewish
“The president affirmed that his remarks were
regarding the Israeli aggression on Palestinians in Gaza and emphasised
that statements must be put into context,” said Ali, adding that Morsi
assured the visiting senators “of his respect for monotheistic
religions, freedom of belief and the practice of religions.”
US Sen. John McCain, who led the delegation
that met with Morsi, said he has expressed strong disapproval over the
president’s past comments about Jews, but that he and other congressmen
will push for an additional $480 million in assistance to help Egypt’s ailing economy.
“We leave it to the president to make any further comments on this matter that he may wish,” the Arizona Republican said.
One thing that hasn't changed in the last four years: McCain is still a pushover.
Labels: Barack Hussein Obama, Egypt, Islamic anti-Semitism, John McCain, Mohammed Morsy, Muslim Brotherhood