Flashback: What Did Obama’s Apologies in Cairo Buy for Us?
“The leader of Jordan’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood warned Saturday that unrest in Egypt will spread across the Mideast and Arabs will topple leaders allied with the United States. Hammam Saeed’s comments were made at a protest outside the Egyptian Embassy in Amman, inspired by massive rallies in neighboring Egypt … About 100 members of the fundamentalist group and activists from other leftist organizations and trade unions chanted ‘Mubarak, step down’ and ‘the decision is made, the people’s revolt will remain.'” The Muslim Brotherhood has said the first thing they’ll do is tear up the Egyptian treaty with Israel.
Jimmy Carter’s out there saying the Muslim Brotherhood’s not behind this. The Muslim Brotherhood says they are. Obama says we support the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood says, “We’re gonna tear up any country that has any relationship with the United States,” and Pharaoh Obama of Chicago says, “Well, I’m down for that struggle.” I just got a report from an expert involved in matters like this. “According to the news agencies, about 250,000 people gathered around Egypt to protest,” and 250,000 looks like a lot of people on TV. The population of Egypt is 80 million, so 250,000 (if the math is right) is .3% of the population.
I mean, there’s no doubt you get 250,000 people upset and angry about something it’s news, because unusually Egyptians don’t protest the government for any reason. But this is not exactly a democrat mandate, either. Point three percent of the peoples? I mean, by that standard Farrakhan’s Million Man March shoulda made him president. Isn’t that what we’re talking about here? You got 250,000 people, “You gotta get rid of Mubarak.” Obama says, “We support the uprising.” Biden says, “Get rid of Mubarak. He’s not a dictator, but get rid of him.” Andrea Mitchell (NBC News) says that’s a typical Joe misspeak; we’ll look past it. So .3% of the population starts raising hell and the reaction is, “We gotta make this guy president, the Muslim Brotherhood, get rid of Mubarak.” It’s important to keep these things in perspective.
Let’s go back. I want to review some Obama speeches. We’re gonna get to other news items, folks. Don’t think for a moment that old El Rushbo is gonna be distracted from other things in the news out there such as health care and the waivers, such as 40% of all employees exempted from Obamacare are unionized. Forty percent are members of unions, 40% of all people exempt with these waivers. There’s that, there’s a lot of stuff out there. We’ll start with Friday night in Washington, the White House. Obama, speaking about the unrest in Egypt.