Civility in foreign policy

Assumes you are dealing with civilized people.

The LA Times reports:

The Obama administration said for the first time that it supports a role for groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, a banned Islamist organization, in a reformed Egyptian government.

The organization must reject violence and recognize democratic goals if the U.S. is to be comfortable with it taking part in the government, the White House said.

If it’s that easy, why doesn’t he just ask Mubarak to do it?

4 thoughts on “Civility in foreign policy”

  1. Were it not for the stage it gives him to feed his Narcissism, Foreign Policy would massively bore Obama.He is as clueless as a community organizer that has wandered from his neighborhood into the countryside.

  2. While the Brotherhood may be just playing nice for political reasons, isn't it possible that the situation in Egypt is a good thing? Isn't an active, awakened, not passive, and not stagnant Muslim and Arab world a good thing for the world? Doesn't this take the wind out of the sales of Al Qaida and others (including the Brotherhood) who point to the corrupt, anti-democratic governments, and say they are the only alternative?I don't know the answer, but I do believe in democracy and letting people chose their own fate.

  3. AR,As I said, you would have to believe the Muslim Brotherhood adhered to civilized principles. The evidence is all the other way. MB wants to put the wind squarely at Al Qaeda's back.I hope your optimism proves correct, but I will be very surprised if that happens.