Well, we already know whose side he’s on, now he just confirmed it. Back in 2011 he was quick to latch on to the so-called Arab Spring, so long as it made him look good. Today as his African adventure is being overshadowed by massive protests in Egypt, he stands by his buddy Morsi.
President Obama on Monday declined to press Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to leave office, saying that his administration would continue to work with the “democratically elected government” amid violent protests in Cairo.
“It’s not our job to choose who Egypt’s leaders are; we want to make sure all voices are heard,” Obama said Monday during a joint press conference with Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete in Dar es Salaam.
Anti-government protesters in Egypt Monday stormed the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi’s political party, and said that if the leader did not step down by Tuesday, they would call for a nationwide march on the presidential palace.
At the same time, the Egyptian military on Monday gave Morsi and his political opponents a 48-hour window to reach an agreement, saying they would intervene if the two could not broker a deal.
Sadly, the Morsi “government” seems eerily like Obama’s.
The protesters say that Morsi is responsible for a tanking Egyptian economy and a breakdown in the rule of law there. Morsi’s supporters counter that he was democratically elected not even a year ago and needs more time to institute his reforms.
This will be a bloody, violent mess and Obama just voted present. Whatever the case, he’s sure to side with the victor, though we doubt the people have much use for him.