Our two favorite capitulators, John McCain and Lindsey Graham, have managed to accomplish the unthinkable: Egypt no longer wants U.S. aid. Yes, after Senator Rand Paul and his allies in the Wacko Bird Caucus tried to end aid to Egypt, only to be thwarted by the Senate, Graham and McCain managed to anger Egyptians so much that they are telling the U.S. to keep its billions. When a bill dies 86-13 in the U.S. Senate, it must be the right course of action.
McCain and Graham characterized the recent overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi as a coup, and it matters to McCain and Graham that Morsi was overthrown by a coup. Former Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak, not so much, but an Islamist fanatic whose party was enthused about brutally repressing the rights of average Egyptians, yes. It’s no surprise, of course, because these are the same two Senators who want to give jihadists in Syria arms on the U.S. taxpayers dime. After all, they’re freedom fighters, says John
Fonda McCain, who apparently doesn’t mind a coup against Syrian President Bashir Assad.
After all, when a 12 year old Egyptian first grader manages to do a better job of analyzing and articulating the deficiencies of Morsi’s government than Senators McCain and Graham, you know we have the best and the brightest of the bottom of the barrel running this country. For McCain and Graham, the fascist theocracy excoriated by twelve year old Ali Ahmed is the democratically elected government, and it should be allowed to continue arresting and jailing people who haven’t committed crimes, while bribing voters with sugar and cooking oil through its network of mosques, even as it relegates women to second-class status. After all, democracy legitimates everything.
McCain and Graham would have the Egyptian military release scores of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and ease up on the repression of Muslim Brotherhood activists. After all, in a democracy you can sit down and talk to the people who want to bring back public stonings for uncovered ankles. You can’t simply jail people for opposing you politically, simply because they were jailing people for opposing them politically before you overthrew them. That’s just unreasonable, according to Graham and McCain.
McCain and Graham, idiots in action, continue their campaign of inarticulate blathering and bloviating, and in doing so, they manage to accomplish the exact opposite of what they intended. Ordinary Egyptians no longer want U.S. aid or the strings attached to it. After all, Egyptians supported the coup, which is why the military was able to do what it did. You can forgive John McCain, because he graduated near the bottom of his class at Annapolis on the last name program. Primogenitor’s Ds, they call it, as opposed to Gentlemen’s Cs.
The bums didn’t lose the war; they went to Congress to continue fighting it. Our idiots, and their actions, only serve to endear the United States to local populations in North Africa and the Middle East. After all, every government we help them achieve ends a certain way. The Egyptian government is no different, and democracy is no less messy because John McCain and Lindsey Graham want it to be. Of course, when the government in question is dominated by an organization that serves as a breeding ground for terrorism, it ought to be obvious that the United States shouldn’t be granting that government billions of dollars.
In today’s world, it isn’t obvious. Up is down, Syrian jihadists should get American arms, and one good overthrow deserves another.
Jay Batman is a graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law, where he attained his J.D. in May 2013. He completed a B.A. in English with a minor in Political Science at the University of Montevallo in 2002. He is employed with Dustin Stockton Political Strategies, LLC, and presently resides in West Texas with his dog and co-author, Buddy Love