Obama’s Reliable Weathervane

by Mona Charen

President Obama can always be relied upon to come to wrong conclusion. Here’s a part of his statement on the situation in Egypt:

“. . . We are deeply concerned by the decision of the Egyptian Armed Forces to remove President Morsy and suspend the Egyptian constitution. I now call on the Egyptian military to move quickly and responsibly to return full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible through an inclusive and transparent process, and to avoid any arbitrary arrests of President Morsy and his supporters. Given today’s developments, I have also directed the relevant departments and agencies to review the implications under U.S. law for our assistance to the Government of Egypt.”

The president has allied himself with Morsi to a foolish degree. Now that the military is responding to the will of the people, Obama has shown that he hasn’t lost the brilliant instincts he demonstrated when Honduras was attempting to prevent its president from staging a Chavez-style power grab. 

He’s a reliable weather vane. His instincts are always wrong.


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