Jewish Journal


April 10, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood better than other option in Egypt?


If you thought that the Muslim Brotherhood rising to power in Egypt was a sign of bad times, consider how much worse things have gotten:

So bad, it appears, that the Obama administration actually believes it ought to throw its support behind the Muslim Brotherhood in order to stop an even more radical Islamist from being elected to the presidency of the most populous Arab nation. That’s the predicament Washington faces after the Brotherhood broke its pledge not to field a candidate for Egypt’s presidency.

That’s Jonathan S. Tobin at Commentary, who cites anonymous State Department comments to The New York Times and then takes the Obama administration to task for its Middle East foreign policy (of which I’m much less critical, but this is Commentary). Read the rest here.

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