Warner Todd Huston
Obama puts Israel on 'state supporters of terror' list, then opens diplomatic relations with Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
By Warner Todd Huston
July 2, 2011

Obama's is one of the most disastrous foreign policies of any president ever. His latest outrage is the dual absurdities of, on one hand putting Israel on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, while on the other hand opening a dialog with and bestowing diplomatic legitimacy upon the terrorists of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

This is the schizophrenic mess that Obama's anti-western centric foreign policy ideas have created. It shouldn't be much of a surprise, though. Upon becoming President Obama almost immediately launched into a series of one more example of Obama giving Israel the back of his hand.

In 2008, the Bush administration created a list of nations whose citizens asking to visit our country the administration thought needed to be watched. This list contained nations that were determined to be possible state sponsors of terrorism. Nations like North Korea, Yemen, Libya, Turkmenistan, and Syria appeared on this list of nations that, in the State Department's words, "have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members."

However, the list put out during the Bush years has been altered by the Obama administration. On the 20011 list, North Korea has been removed while Israel has been added. Obama apparently feels Israel is worse than North Korea.

As my friend Jeff Dunetz says: "Only in the twisted world of the Obama Administration, where allies are trashed, and enemies are embraced, could the tiny nation of Israel, on the front lines of the war on terror for decades, be on a list of 36 nations which "have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members.'"

Then, to offset that news, the Obama administration has made another decision as opposite of the one above as possible. Obama and his State Dept. have decided that actual terrorists deserve to be given official diplomatic recognition!

That's right, Obama has decided that the terrorists of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt deserve to be treated as a legitimate political body, one that official deserves recognition by the USA.

In explanation, an Obama administration official told the media that, "The political landscape in Egypt has changed, and is changing... It is in our interests to engage with all of the parties that are competing for parliament or the presidency."

So, on one hand, Israel, our truest ally in the Mid East, is called a "state sponsor of terror," while an actual terrorist outfit is "in our interests to engage."

Meanwhile, the president himself won't even cross the national mall to go meet with Senate Republicans to discuss the budget. I suppose it won't be long before Obama puts the GOP on the list of state sponsors of terror.

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