|Heaping praises on El Dictator|
What the President of the United States thinks matters. It matters because the United States is the world's sole superpower, and it has, does and will continue to dominate in the Middle East generally, and in Egypt specifically. Unfortunately, this president has managed to convince himself early on that Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood can be accommodating partners, whether because he really believes so, or because he lowered the standard so much as to make the concept of partnership nearly irrelevant, or some of both. Whatever the case, Morsi has taken note of the air cover, and the ground offensive is now in full swing.
The Secretary of State promised to judge Morsi by "actions, nor words". That standard, it seems, is a selective one at best. Sadly, this Administration could not care less that Egypt become another shining city on a hill, let alone that it shine at all, provided it toes the line on U.S. "strategic interests" (read, not annoying Israel too much). So long as this fallacy continues, the United States, Egypt and the rest of the world will be worse off.