[quote=“Robert_Clay, post:7, topic:38977”]
I’m honestly not so whether I dislike that answer because of the implications that it’s okay to support an Egyptian dictator if said dictator doesn’t hate Israel or if I like that answer because it’s very much a realistic answer a leader would be justified basing foreign policy on.
[/quote]Politics are a funny thing but the saying that sometimes one has to lie down with dogs basically means that even if interests are not the same, some interests are similar in that two countries support one idea. The previous regime in Egypt was not the best and yes it oppressed elements such as the Muslim Brotherhood, but Egypt was not fostering hate for other countries.
So an uprising came along in the region which was helped along by Iran and Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood took advantage and claimed to be benign and cheated their way into power. Now to liberals the idea that the Muslim Brotherhood is jackbooting others in Egypt with morality police and attacking non-Muslims is fine but all this is a prelude to attacking Israel and western countries.
Now lets put Obama in the mix, and we have an administration that willingly helps this along by supplying aid, forgiving debt, and giving Egypt military hardware.