Chatting Up the Terrorists in Egypt

Oh, sure, let's talk with them

At a time when Egypt is choosing between Sharia and a Parliamentary form of government, the U.S. President has decided to empower the Muslim Brotherhood. Obama has “reached out” to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. He “would welcome” dialogue with them. Uhhh…why?

Is Obama afraid the Brotherhood will not take over in Egypt? Is he sending a message to Israel? He certainly did send a message to our enemies.

From CNN: “…U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday, “We believe, given the changing political landscape in Egypt, that it is in the interests of the United States to engage with all parties that are peaceful and committed to nonviolence, that intend to compete for the parliament and the presidency,” she told reporters in Budapest, Hungary. “And we welcome, therefore, dialogue with those Muslim Brotherhood members who wish to talk with us.”

But, she added, any such contacts “will continue to emphasize the importance of and support for democratic principles, and especially a commitment to nonviolence, respect for minority rights, and the full inclusion of women in any democracy. You cannot leave out half the population and claim that you are committed to democracy.”

She added that the policy is not a new one and that the Obama administration has had “limited contacts” with the group…” Read here: Crazy communication