President Barack Obama rhetorically washed his hands of Egypt today, announcing, “Americans cannot determine the future of Egypt — that’s a task for the Egyptian people.”
After his announcement the president went back to the golf course on Martha’s Vineyard.
The statement came 49 months after Obama chose Cairo University in Egypt, under then-strongman Hosni Mubarak, as the site of his chief foreign policy initiative.
“I have come here to Cairo to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect,” he declared in June 2009 to an enthusiastic reception from American progressives and establishment media.
Now the horrific Egyptian violence gets no more than a shrug and its back to the golf links of Martha’s Vineyard.