Now comes word that Morsi, in the words of the Washington Post, has taken “extensive new powers for himself, freeing his decisions from judicial review and ordering retrials for former top officials including ex-president Hosni Mubarak. In “an announcement read on state television by Morsi’s spokesman and broadcast repeatedly with accompanying nationalistic songs,” the Egyptian people were informed, among other things, that all decisions made by Morsi since he took office in June are final and not subject to appear or review.
Morsi’s power grab follows his diplomatic triumph, manufactured by Obama, on behalf of Hamas. Having become the Protector of Gaza and the alleged Guarantor of Israeli Security, why shouldn’t Morsi also declare himself the Dear Leader, or (as some are saying) the New Pharaoh, of Egypt?
More troubling is Obama’s unconditional support of the Islamic dictator, and the US Administration’s praise of the Morsi regimes’ “brokerage” of “peace”between Gaza and Israel.
Morsi read the American political landscape accurately. He perceived that the White House was so deeply invested in the success of the Muslim Brotherhood that it would respond to a crisis provoked by Hamas by splitting the result down the middle, giving Hamas sufficient concessions to allow the terrorist group to declare victory. He also understood the implications of Mitt Romney’s supine performance during the third presidential debate on foreign policy.
Being played like a fiddle by third world dictators and religious terrorists speaks volumes about the US President and his Administration.
Power Line, frontpagemag.com