Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Why the love affair with the Muslim Brotherhood?

Most people had a great weekend. They got to spend time with their friends and family. They got to watch the Super Bowl, maybe even see Christina Aguilera (poorly) sing the National Anthem. But Glenn made sure to bring everyone back to reality – and potentially depression – with his opening monologue on Monday’s radio show.

What had Glenn so worried? He had been talking all last week about the idea of “The enemy of my enemy is not my friend”, meaning that just because you have a common enemy with someone does not mean you should be in alliance with that person. Glenn has used the phrase to criticize the U.S. backing Mubarak in Egypt over some of the other radical options like the Muslim Brotherhood, and today he used the phrase to discuss some of the really bad people and groups aligning over the Middle East crisis.

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Meaning, if they want to destroy it and I want to destroy it, or in our case we’re in bed with Egypt. With Mubarak. He is a brutal, bad man. But the enemy of my enemy is my friend. He would stand up for Israel, he would hold back the people like the Muslim Brotherhood and so we made him our friend. He’s not our friend,” Glenn said.

“And we have allowed evil into our own camp. We have said we stood for truth, justice, and the American way. Well, what is the American way? The American way apparently is to get into bed with brutal dictators. That’s not the American way. It never has been.”

But now, America is OK with the Muslim Brotherhood getting involved with Egyptian politics.

“And now the Muslim Brotherhood. Now we’re willing to get into bed with the Muslim Brotherhood because, well, you’ve got to — no, you don’t! Do we have no values? Yes, we do. And if we don’t discover them soon, we’re in trouble.”

“Ahmadinejad, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea. A force for good or evil?”

“If we don’t stand together, evil will cover this planet and we will go into a very long period of darkness. But we better find the light soon, and we better stop playing the games of politics. Because this ain’t about who’s going to win the next election,” Glenn said.


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