Originally Posted by BigRedChief
Siding with the military? Really? yeah that would have turned out so well.
We don't get to dictate how people chose to conduct their affairs. Everyone says the Muslim brotherhood won the election fair and square. We can't use our military and political power to alter the election outcome in the Muslim worlds most populated country. It would have backfired on us big time. Set us back years.
I'm confident that eventually Egypt will be some type of Democracy, if we don't **** it up by trying to control the will of its people.
Maybe you want to believe that the most powerful man in the world had no ability to influence world events, but I don't agree. This is a huge policy failure amidst a whole cornucopia of foreign policy failures.
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will