Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Obama To Egypt's Morsi: Call Early Elections
Apparently President Obama made a determination after his phone call with Mohammed Morsi that the Islamist regime our president had a major part in putting into power can no longer govern.
He's now telling Morsi to call for new elections:
The Obama administration is urging Egyptian President Mohammed Morsy to call early elections and has warned the Egyptian military that it risks losing U.S. aid if it carries out a military coup amid the political crisis, senior administration officials tell CNN.
At the same time, the officials stopped short of saying Morsy should step down immediately.
"We are saying to him, 'Figure out a way to go for new elections,'" one senior official said. "That may be the only way that this confrontation can be resolved."
The idea here, I'm sure, is that new elections can buy time and can ultimately be manipulated to go the right way and keep the Islamists in power.
At the same time,as I predicted, the Obama Administration is putting pressure on Egypt's military and warning them that a new military coup would result in the US cutting off all aid.
We'll see how this develops...