Monday, June 25, 2012

Egypt's New President Doubts Al Qaeda Role in 9/11

Egypt's new president, the Islamist Mohamed Morsi, doubts Al Qaeda was responsible for 9/11. Read more.

It doesn't get much worse: the Obama administration helped to overthrow a longtime American ally, the peace preserving Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, in order to team with the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization that spawned both Al Qaeda and the assassins of Mubarak's peacemaking predecessor, Anwar Sadat.

The undermining of Mubarak and loss of Egypt to radical (rightwing political) Islam recalls the Carter administration's abandonment and betrayal of Iran's Shah. Obama's foreign policy debacle, combined with his failure to revive the U.S. economy--and mixed messages on the reasons for the failure and what needs to be done to end the depression--could ruin his chances for reelection.