Sunday, January 30, 2011

Guess Who Obama Wants to Help Him on Egypt? - Elliot Abrams - Updated

This morning, secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised Omar Suleiman, Egypt's brand new Vice President. He's the guy who ran Egypt's torture program for about 15 years. She called his hire a move in the right direction.

Now comes the announcement that one of the sleaziest operators in recent American history will be advising Obama on what to do next:
Just got late word that Dunne, Kagan and others from their group including former Bush NSC Middle East hand Elliott Abrams, as well as George Washington University Middle East expert Marc Lynch, have been invited to the White House Monday.
Elliot Abrams is not only intensely dishonest, he is almost always wrong. And he is far more loyal to Israel than to the United States. Here's how Bill Moyers covered Obama's new advisor, as the crimes of Elliot Abrams and others were initially exposed:

Part One:

Part Two:

Update - Monday morning: Abrams cancelled:

Abrams sends regrets, couldn't change plans for WH Egypt powwow. Kagan couldn't get flight back from CA in time

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is a bit disconcerting!

Here is an article I read by a young American Muslim that gave me great hope for the U.S. and the future of Democracy and peaceful co-existence.

Revolution: A Double-Edged Sword
by Young American Muslim