It’s an Obama world…
Obama is holding talks with the Muslim Brotherhood terror group in the White House.
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets President Mubarak of Egypt in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on September 1, 2010 before he threw him under the bus. (UPI/Ron Sachs/Pool)
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Three years ago Egypt was a dependable US ally and Muslim Brotherhood members were in jail. Today the Muslim Brotherhood is running Egypt and Mubarak is under arrest.
How’s that for hope and change?
White House officials held talks with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood in Washington this week, as the Islamist group threw itself into the fray in Egypt’s presidential election.
The meeting on Tuesday with low-level National Security Council staff was part of a series of US efforts to broaden engagement with new and emerging political parties following Egypt’s revolution last year, a US official said.
The White House pointed out that Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain, and other US lawmakers and officials had also met with Brotherhood representatives in Egypt and elsewhere in recent months.
“We believe that it is in the interest of the United States to engage with all parties that are committed to democratic principles, especially nonviolence,” said National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor.
“In all our conversations with these groups, we emphasize the importance of respect for minority rights, the full inclusion of women, and our regional security concerns.”