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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:04 PM

Egypt's President Morsi Wins U.S. and Israeli Gratitude in Gaza Deal

Egypt's President Morsi Wins U.S. and Israeli Gratitude in Gaza Deal
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is being credited with brokering the cease-fire today between Israel and Hamas, but the international gratitude and praise he is gettting could come with a political price at home.

Both Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama heaped praise on the Egyptian president. Obama called his Egyptian counterpart today to thank him for his efforts in the negotiations, and Clinton expressed her gratitude personally in the press conference announcing the deal.

"I want to thank President Morsi for his personal leadership to de-escalate the situation in Gaza and end the violence," said Clinton. "This is a critical moment for the region. Egypt's new government is assuming the responsibility and leadership that has long made this country a cornerstone of regional stability and peace."

In the last week Egypt emerged as the third and maybe the most pivotal party in the conflict between Israel and Hamas. Both Obama and Clinton made multiple calls to Morsi, understanding the long-term diplomatic consequences for America's historically strongest Arab ally in the Middle East, an ally that receives billions of dollars in aid annually.


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If this truce holds, winners: Obama administration, Morsi.
Losers: Warheads in Hamas, Israeli government.

And that's just fine by me!

PB

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Poll_Blind Nov 2012 OP
Scootaloo Nov 2012 #1
The Magistrate Nov 2012 #2
TomClash Nov 2012 #3
glacierbay Nov 2012 #4
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #5
former-republican Nov 2012 #6

Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:08 PM

1. The balance of power is shifting

Very slowly right now, but visibly shifting.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:08 PM

2. The Man seems To have Stepped Up Responsibly, Sir

That is good news.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:19 PM

3. For obvious reasons

This is not surprising at all.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:25 PM

4. But I thought that the RW were screaming that Pres. Morsi

 

was going to break the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel and that he would back terror groups in attacking Israel.
I guess this puts their meme to rest.
Kudos to Pres. Morsi, Pres. Obama, SoS Clinton and yes, PM Netenyahu.

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Response to glacierbay (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:46 PM

5. Yup. They get a big old poop pie.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:03 PM

6. See what a couple of billion dollars can buy you

 

Pretty sad we have to buy him.

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