McCain and Graham Give Big Hug to the Jihadis of the Muslim Brotherhood

Neo Con Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham are now in Egypt with the approval of the Obama White House. Pretty much the first thing they did after hosting meetings with top officials in Cairo was to personally urge the Egyptian government to release Muslim Brotherhood prisoners.

This would be the same Muslim Brotherhood that Representatives Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Trent Franks of Arizona, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Tom Rooney of Florida and Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia have alleged poses a serious security threat to the United States if it is able to infiltrate and influence key leaders and institutions, such as the State Department and the Pentagon.

When Bachmann, Franks, Gohmert, Rooney and Westmoreland raised questions about Muslim Brotherhood influence in the U.S. government they were thoroughly trashed by none other than Senator John McCain.

These icons of democracy that McCain and Graham are now meeting with and defending are members of the anti-American terrorist group who backed ousted President Morsi in replacing Egypt’s nominally Western-law code for one based on Sharia – the Islamic-based code favored by the Taliban, al Qaida and other Islamic terrorist organizations.

As Newt Gingrich said, a little over a year ago when McCain was busy beating up those who see Muslim Brotherhood influence in the U.S. government as a serious danger, “The level of self-deception necessary to misunderstand the Muslim Brotherhood verges on a psychosis.”

Gingrich went on to point out that the Muslim Brotherhood’s motto is “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Quran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”

To further bolster his case that the establishment elite, such as McCain and Graham, discount the Muslim Brotherhood’s own words, and refuse to take them seriously, Gingrich also cited a 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document called the “Explanatory Memorandum.”

“The Explanatory Memorandum” explains to Muslim Brotherhood supporters that the organization’s goal is “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying Western Civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

These are the people that McCain and Graham want let out of jail and put back in charge of the Middle East’s most populous country?

If we understand the scenario advocated by McCain, Graham and other neo-cons correctly, a popular uprising in Egypt has thrown-out an anti-American aligned with a radical Islamist terrorist organization and they think the terrorists should be let out of jail and our government should cut off aid to the new democratic and pro-western Egyptian government.

This makes no sense.

The problem, as Senator Rand Paul noted in an op-ed for CNN, with “constantly intervening in these troubled parts of the world is that there are often no clear good guys or bad guys. Today’s ally can quickly become tomorrow’s enemy. This should be a paramount and obvious concern, but in Washington it is almost always treated as an afterthought.”

Senator Paul went on to ask “what kind of example do we set when we side with the enemies of freedom? How can we have influence in troubled parts of the world when we cuddle up to regimes responsible for much of the trouble?”

His answer is one we agree with and recommend to U.S. policymakers: You cannot give people liberty. They must fight for it themselves. People around the world seek to emulate and embrace our concept of freedom. America should continue to lead, something we often do best by example.

Obama and the neo-cons in Congress, such as McCain and Graham, must begin to face the reality that, at least since the 1970s, our American government has done a lousy job of picking winners and losers in foreign political contests.

McCain and Graham are doing neither America nor Egypt a favor by giving a big group hug to the Muslim Brotherhood. In rejecting a radical Islamic government headed by the Muslim Brotherhood the Egyptian people were doing a great job figuring out where their interests lie, and embracing our concept of freedom.  McCain, Graham and Obama should keep America out of Egypt and let Egyptians decide where their future lies.