I Warned You!
On January 28th, 2011 I took to the air and told you that I had real concerns about the US foreign policy strategy in Egypt. Now, I’m not one to say “I told you so” but, well, I told you so. I told you in January when the military first moved against then President Mubarak that there would be problems. I talked until I was nearly blue in the face in August of 2012 about the Muslim Brotherhood and the damage they’d done to Egypt. I balked this past Spring while the Obama Administration gave nearly $190 million in foreign aide to President Morsi and Egypt. Likewise, early in January of 2013, I begged America to listen as the Obama administration committed to sending warplanes and tanks to Egypt, offerings dedicated to “enhancing US-Egyptian relations” and instilling stability in the region. Obviously that goal fell very short. But now is not the time for “I told you so” but rather a time for what do we do next. What we do next is stop following the Obama non-confrontation doctrine and really insist that Egypt be able to exercise real democracy. It’s clear from the protests that democracy is what is most desired by the young progressive movement and it’s one that we should be encouraging. Hopefully the left is listening to what I have to say, even if they don’t want to admit I was right.
A Very Funny Neal Boortz
I’ve been spending some much needed time with my family this week and my friend Neal Boortz filled in for me today. He was hilarious! One of the things he brought up was a July 4th commercial by Samuel Adams where the Massachusetts beer company quoted the Declaration of Independence but left out the words “inalienable rights endowed by their creator.” Samuel Adams responded to criticisms by saying that mentioning God would have violated beer advertising ethics. As Boortz so eloquently put it, “Oh, so there’s a piece of paper with beer advertising ethics that trumps the Declaration of Independence!” We shouldn’t be surprised by this story but we should be sad. For more on this story, click here.
GOP Takes A Stand
Republicans in Washington finally seem to be getting the hint: Americans don't trust big government and are therefore weary of big government solutions. We can see this momentum shifting in Washington in a few different ways. Yesterday I told you that Republicans in the House were meeting to discuss the future of immigration reform. They decided that a giant, comprehensive approach to immigration reform was not the answer. A statement from the GOP leadership reads...( more)