Why Might President Obama Meet With Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, But Not Netanyahu?
President Obama may meet with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, next week. Yet, the president has snubbed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In his ‘Prescription for America’ segment on Fox and Friends Thursday morning, Peter Johnson Jr. tackled the president’s foreign policy. Johnson Jr. said that it was disturbing to many that the president would meet with Morsi, but not Netanyahu, saying, “We have Israel, our ally, our staunch ally in the Middle East and then we have what the president can’t characterize either as an ally or a foe.”
Johnson also questioned what reference to the ‘Blind Sheikh’ would be made should Obama meet with Morsi. Morsi has previously called for the release of Omar Abdel-Rahman, who is serving a life sentence in connection with the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Reports Wednesday suggested that the embassy protest in Cairo was an effort to demand his release.
Johnson said, “If we don’t think that when he meets with the president, or the secretary of state, or senior White House officials that Mr. Morsi is going to ask for this guy to be released, then we’ve got something else going on in our heads.”