Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
- Charles Dickens, English Novelist (1812-1870)
There is no quote that could better surmise the lesser of two evil choices America was forced to make during the Cold War than, “He may be a son of a bitch, but he’s our son of a bitch.”
I had always attributed it to Truman, turns out the Internet is leaning towards FDR, although reality is, it’s one of those quotes you can probably never nail down with a specific attribution.
Nothing much has changed since the Cold War. Back then, the Soviets were hellbent on subjugating every human being on the face of the Earth to Soviet enslavement. To me the logic is irrefutable: even if America had to support some son of a bitch anti-Commie dictators, the decision was made in the big picture perspective that America could never allow the entire world to become slave to an all-powerful communist state.
Flash forward to the 21st century. The greatest threat to freedom and dignity for humanity in our time? Islamofascism, a radical form of Islam with a group of followers who seek a global caliphate – a totalitarian state even more oppressive than what the Soviets imagined and whose fervency matches or exceeds anything the Nazis or the KKK could muster.
So you have to ask yourself, after Obama managed only the meekest condemnation in saying he was “troubled by the situation” when the fanatical mullahs of Iran had their thugs murdering the brave Iranian protesters in the streets, why did Obama suddenly find cause to rise up and forcefully call for the removal of Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak as soon as the protesters began taking to the streets in Egypt?
Yes, Mubarak was a son of a bitch, but he was our son of a bitch.
Hosni Mubarak was a brutal dictator, but in a part of the world where we can use every friend we can get, Hosni Mubarak was a friend and a known entity. Hosni Mubarak was a man who never wavered in his support of Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel.
As Obama cheered on the revolution in Egypt, there is no doubt our government knew it was the Muslim Brotherhood who would win the election in Egypt, and there is no doubt they knew that the Muslim Brotherhood had spoken in no uncertain terms of rejecting what is the most important peace treaty in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Jimmy Carter’s one great shining moment as president was the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty. No one can take that away from him. Oh wait, actually Obama just did take that away from him, didn’t he? Way to go, Barry!
Obama manages barely a murmur of protest against Iranian mullahs slaughtering freedom-loving protesters in the streets. Obama embraces the regime change against Hosni Mubarak for the radical fundamentalism of the Jew-hating, gay-bashing, women as second-class citizen mindset lunatics running wild through the Muslim Brotherhood.
Now we’re see the people of Egypt rising up against the religious kooks of the Muslim Brotherhood.
God bless the protesters and the secularists of the military in taking the Islamofascists down.
And for you, Barack Obama, you have humiliated America and everything this nation stands for in your unwavering support for radical Islam.
Seems the people of Egypt despise you for it.