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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:28 PM

McCain "Disapproves" Morsi Comments About Jews But Says He Will Push For Aid To Egypt

Source: Associated Press

CAIRO - U.S. Sen. John McCain said Wednesday he has expressed strong disapproval to Egypt's Islamist president about his past comments about Jews. Despite an uproar in Washington over the remarks, he said he and other congressmen will press for more aid to Egypt's ailing economy.

A congressional delegation led by McCain met with Mohammed Morsi a day after the White House strongly denounced his remarks as "deeply offensive." Morsi made the comments in a 2010 speech, as a leader in the Muslim Brotherhood before he became president, but they resurfaced recently when aired on an Egyptian TV show.

In the video, Morsi refers to "Zionists" as "bloodsuckers who attack Palestinians" as well as "the descendants of apes and pigs." He also called U.S. President Barack Obama a liar.

Presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said Morsi told the delegation Wednesday that the remarks were taken out of context, aimed at criticizing Israeli policies, and not Jews. Morsi told them distinction must be made between criticism of what he called the "racist" policies of the Israelis against the Palestinians and insults against the Jewish faith.



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Yeah! That's the ticket...more f'n aid with the swipe of that ole China credit card.

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Purveyor Jan 2013 OP
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #1
Mass Jan 2013 #2
Purveyor Jan 2013 #3
naaman fletcher Jan 2013 #4
SoCalMusicLover Jan 2013 #5

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:37 PM

1. But he can't support Hagel?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:42 PM

2. I guess his two amigos were not with him.

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Response to Mass (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:48 PM

3. One of them is busy setting up his corner office at AIPAC, one can safely assume. ;) eom

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:42 PM

4. It's not like we have anything else to do with the money. nt.

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:30 PM

5. McCain Is A Moron

When someone like Ahmadinejad says something like that, McCain would blow a fuse condemning it.

But since it's Egypt.....our friends, our buddies.....it's an unimportant comment, deserving of more aid.

The leaders of our country are hypocrites to the extreme.

Last night the newscast referred to Pakistan as our "partners in the war on terror." Yeah, sure. With friends like these, who needs enemies.

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