Mohamed Morsi, the new president of Egypt, who we helped bring to power, and who we have protected, is showing the same level of appreciation we usually get from the Arab world. On the eve of his first visit to the United States, he lectures us on our obligations to the Arabs. It's pretty unbelievable. Pajamas Media quotes The New York Times:
On the eve of his first trip to the United States as Egypt’s new Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi said the United States needed to fundamentally change its approach to the Arab world, showing greater respect for its values and helping build a Palestinian state, if it hoped to overcome decades of pent-up anger.Oh thank you, kind sir. Thank you. We didn't realize that Barack Hussein Obama Jr wasn't pro-Arab enough. Our apologies, noble sir. As Rick Moran of Pajamas Media says:
A former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mr. Morsi sought in a 90-minute interview with The New York Times to introduce himself to the American public and to revise the terms of relations between his country and the United States after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, an autocratic but reliable ally.
He said it was up to Washington to repair relations with the Arab world and to revitalize the alliance with Egypt, long a cornerstone of regional stability.
If Washington is asking Egypt to honor its treaty with Israel, he said, Washington should also live up to its own Camp David commitment to Palestinian self-rule. He said the United States must respect the Arab world’s history and culture, even when that conflicts with Western values.
Sure. We’d like nothing better than to join President Morsi and the rest of the Arab world in re-living the 14th century by abandoning our closely held, hard fought, and cherished values and adopting those values embraced by the Arabs.And Moran goes on:
But um…does that include covering women from head to toe in burlap sacks? Damn, I am so going to miss the Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Issue.
Anything else we can do for you, Mr. President?
Ok — you had your say. Now here are our “terms” for you:Very well done. In his interview with The Times Morsi says that, while he wouldn't bar women from politics, voting for them is another story.
1. How dare you try and dictate what our values should be — much less demand that they mirror your values. I would rather have us adopt the values of a tribe of New Guinea cannibals than your anti-liberty, anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-human worldview.
2. Stop acting so crazy.
3. Stop stealing your own people blind.
4. Stop hating on the Jews.
5. Stop killing people who disagree with you politically.
6. Stop throwing people in jail for the same reason.
7. Stop trying to recreate a worldwide caliphate. You’re not going to do it anyway, and the effort will probably kill a lot of innocent people.
8. Stop embracing terrorists who kill babies.
9. Stop treating women as if they are property.
10. Did I mention that you must stop acting so crazy?
That’s a start. I’ll get back to you when I think of a couple of dozen others.
I'd love to see a reaction from so-called "feminist" groups to that. It's been my experience that some of them are for women's rights as long as it doesn't interfere with their Marxism. If it does, the women go under the bus.
FP: The West will do as Morsi asks. And more.
Just as I predicted they would squeeze support from the US:
• Political adviser to Egyptian president: Egypt's political leaders set to re-examine peace treaty in coming days.