Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Big Satan "open to a role for Islamists in new Egypt government"

Time to rename the Big Satan. How about the Stupid Satan?
The Obama administration said for the first time that it supports a role for groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, a banned Islamist organization, in a reformed Egyptian government. [...]

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said that a reformed government "has to include a whole host of important nonsecular actors that give Egypt a strong chance to continue to be [a] stable and reliable partner."

Gibbs said the U.S. government has had no contact with the Muslim Brotherhood because of questions over its commitment to the rule of law, democracy and nonviolence. But the group is not listed on U.S. terrorism lists, as the militant Hamas and Hezbollah organizations are. [...]
Which is really beside the point. It would be a bit detrimental to US interests if its next-to-last allies in the Middle East were to declare war on its last ally in the Middle East

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