(American Center for Democracy) -- As with so many other issues, U.S. policy and diplomacy (“dim-plomacy”?) of the handling of post-Morsi Egypt is reaching to a new low.
The Jerusalem Post reported on August 6, that President Obama will meet with representatives of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood at the White House sometime this month, ostensibly, to “hear their opinion.” The JP also says that Turkish diplomats will attend the meeting, most likely to reinforce the Brotherhood’s demand for reinstating Mohamed Morsi as Egypt’s president.
While the White House didn’t publicly invite Egypt’s interim government, or the organized opposition to the Brotherhood, or Tamarrod, which represents the people on the streets, it is hard to imagine that the Obama administration considered Morsi’s re-instatement a viable enough option to occasion a White House hearing. Whatever Obama’s purposes in having the Brotherhood come around to see him, there is little doubt that White House’s goal is to assure the Brothers’ role in Egyptian politics.
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