McCain, Graham trip an embarrassing failure, Egyptians furious

Speaking on behalf of the Obama administration, U.S. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham have apparently angered many Egyptians by seemingly taking the side of the Muslim Brotherhood-backed overthrown President Mohamed Morsi.

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Sent to Egypt at the request of Obama and Sec. of State John Kerry, the senators were to reinforce the message that the U.S. would like to see a democratically elected government installed there soon.

The Obama administration wanted Egyptian military leaders to hear from Republican members of Congress, rather than members of the executive branch, “so we can make it real to them that Congress is not going to tolerate a military takeover and throwing everyone in jail,” Graham told CNN last month.

But, according to a report from PJ Media, the senators really irritated some members of Egypt’s new government by continuing to call the “revolution” a “military coup.”

“A top advisor to Egypt’s Interim President Adly Mansour formally accused McCain of distorting facts to the benefit of the Brotherhood,” the article said. “He dismissed McCain’s recent remarks as ‘irrational’ and ‘moronic.’”

According to the article, “Secular political commentator Ahmed Musa asserted:”

These two men have made more shameless demands than the Brotherhood themselves would dare.

[McCain] is not a man elected by the American people to speak on their behalf; today, he speaks on behalf of an armed terrorist organization — the Muslim Brotherhood. …  We had expected [better] from these two men who came to speak with the tongue of the Brotherhood’s leadership, as if they had been recruited as two new leaders of the Brotherhood, which killed, destroyed, and burned in al-Muqattam, and now in Rab‘a al-Adawiya [the main Brotherhood militant camp]. The only thing missing is to see them in Rab‘a, surrounded by armed groups, and in their midst Muhammad Badie [supreme leader of the Brotherhood] and [U.S. Ambassador] Anne Patterson. That’s all that’s missing! Here comes Brother McCain today saying that we must “release the [Brotherhood] prisoners”.

Are you not aware that these people are accused of murder? Are you not aware that hundreds of Egyptians have been killed at the hands of the Brotherhood, Morsi, Shatter, Qatatni, Badie, Baltagi — have you forgotten? Did you not read the report on what happened? Or did you just blindly accept your ambassador’s words that it was a coup, that 33 million people did not go out?

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Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. [email protected] Twitter: @JaneenBPR

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31 thoughts on “McCain, Graham trip an embarrassing failure, Egyptians furious

  1. silentnomore says:

    It’s against the law to send our tax $$ to a country overthrown by a military coup…so why is O & cronies continuing to fund the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt?…oh that’s right ..just don’t say the “c” word…shameful & impeachable!!
    guess I’m on the NSA watch list now…so be it…GOD bless America!..

  2. Doug says:

    I used to like McCain when he was a POW but since he’s a senator he’s gone down in my estimation.

    1. Jerry says:

      He is not a true conservative any more.

  3. Josiah Longknife says:

    They were sent to Egypt to pump up the brotherhood because that is the side the Obumbler has chosen.

  4. Doug says:

    My sources tell me Billy Graham and Lindsey Graham are father and son.

    1. Donna Cox says:

      Billy Graham is one of the most respected people in America. And that is by all people, all faiths and those that do not follow the teaching of Scripture. To connect him to Lindsey graham must be an attempt at bad humor on your part

  5. darcy922 says:

    We American people owe the Egyptian people an apology. That we had no part in what the two senators did. And that we certainly do not agree with them. This was Obama’s idea and why Graham and McCain would go along with this is a little alarming. Does it bother any of you that we have a president that’s standing up for the Muslim Brotherhood. if it doesn’t bother you then this country is in deep trouble.

  6. RightUnite says:

    WTH is wrong with these stinking flaming idiots!!! D*mnit!

  7. darcy922 says:

    Obama just sent a 195 Million dollars of taxpayers money to Egypt. I just wonder who received the money. The Muslim Brotherhood or the Egyptian people. My guess the Muslim Brotherhood so they can continue on their same murderous path of destruction to the innocent men women and children there. This makes my blood boil to think that Obama would send this kind of money to this country that’s so unsettled and not knowing where any of this money will end up. Undoubtedly on the wrong side. We have people in this country that could really use that money and it just makes me furious that Obama would put the Muslim Brotherhood needs above the needs of the American people.

  8. fuckyou says:

    Just exactly WHY have we not recalled these 2 MORONS ????

  9. Roy Dodd says:

    Congress needs to put on their big man pants and man up and stop letting this back stabbing a hole sending money to egypt muslim brotherhood

    1. RickM says:

      It’s NOT his frickin’ money!

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