John Barickman

published Egypt: in Forum 2013-08-18 23:28:50 -0400

Egypt:

Never turn your back on a friend.

President Obama has made so many mistakes in office, but what I think will go down as his 2nd biggest mistake is when he turned his back on our best friend in the Middle East, Egypt's President Mubarak and gave all indications that he was fine with the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi gaining power.  Why was this decision so bad?  First, we completely lost the trust of the Egyptian people!  But also, the Saudi's (our 3rd best friend in the Middle East) realized that they can't trust President Obama (and hence the USA) to be there if Islamists begin civil conflict in Saudi Arabia.  Now the Saudis can't trust the USA even if a Republican was the next President.  This was confirmed by Republicans McCain, Graham, Paul, and now Corker as they seem to back the Muslim Brotherhood.  So while many in the Senate and Congress want to say how bad the Egypt military is for following the will of their people in getting the Muslim Brotherhood out of power, one of our remaining friends in the region, Saudi Arabia completely backs Egypt's military.    I hope we not going to turn our back against one of remaining friends in the Middle East.   


commented on ICYMI: Santorum Authors USA Today Op-Ed On GOP Appeal To Middle America 2013-06-30 20:34:51 -0400 · Flag
Awesome article!! Mr. Santorum, you are absolutely right on this! Someone needs to stand up for the hard working middle class. Thank you!

commented on Santorum at Faith and Freedom Conf 2013 2013-06-16 22:56:03 -0400 · Flag
You right on the mark! Great speech!!

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