Obama Calls For “Calm” In Egypt While Offering Toast To Tanzanian Dictator

As I tweeted yesterday

(Daily Caller) President Barack Obama toasted the founding dictator of post-colonial Tanzania on Monday, who collectivized the nation’s low-tech agricultural sector, established a one-party state and left that African nation’s economy in ruins.

“[Y]ou might say an American child is my child. We might say a Tanzanian child is my child,” Obama said after quoting the Tanzanian saying “my neighbor’s child is my child.”

“In this way, both of our nations will be looking after all of our children and we’ll be living out the vision of President [Julius] Nyerere,” Obama continued.

Obama offered this toast while in Tanzania, praising a far far left socialist dictator. Nyerere is an interesting choice for a toast, wouldn’t you say?

In Egypt, Obama has backed an Islamist authoritarian government over the previous semi-dictator, Hosni Mubarak

(Politico) President Barack Obama insisted Monday that he isn’t taking sides in the standoff between Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and millions of protesters who’ve taken to the streets to protest his policies.

But that’s not likely to be enough for many in those angry crowds, who seem firmly convinced that the White House has bolstered the Muslim Brotherhood leader, even as ordinary Egyptians – and some in his own Cabinet – have grown increasingly dissatisfied with his rule.

As the Egyptian military issued what appeared to be an ultimatum Monday for Morsi and the opposition to sort out their differences within 48 hours, Obama found himself in a painfully familiar place – facing questions about whether the United States had, once again, invested too much in a helpful but flawed Middle Eastern leader, while paying insufficient attention to burgeoning popular discontent.

Obama sure took sides previously. But now he seems to prefer Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. As far as whether the US had invested too much, um, no, this was Obama and his administration on their own. Obama seems to prefer dictators and Islamists. Remember, Obama gave $1.5 billion to the Morsi regime, and was offering tanks and military jets.

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