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Friday, February 25, 2011

Some Strong Morning Joe! Harvard Historian Rocks MSNBC by Blasting Obama's Bungling of Egypt

As we noted in a previous TT post, Harvard historian Niall Ferguson made waves with his Newsweek column, a stinging rebuke of the Administration's mishandling of the crisis in Egypt.

In a follow up interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," he certainly did not shrink from his bold assertions. This is a must-watch interview in which this Ivy League historian lambastes Obama and his advisors for their failure to anticipate, inexperience, ineptitude and disastrous bungling of the uprising in Egypt and toppling of Mubarak.

Said Ferguson:
The only organized opposition force in Egyptian politics right now is the Muslim Brotherhood. Now if you look closely at what the Muslim Brotherhood stands for is the imposition and enforcement of shariah law and the restoration of the caliphate. Anyone who counts this as a major breakthrough for United States foreign policy hasn't got a clue about what happens in the wake of a revolution like this. It is far too early to say that this is a triumph. On the contrary, the risk are extremely high
that between now and the end of the year the Muslim Brotherhood will get into
power and then we will be staring at something comparable in magnitude to 1979
in Iran."

--posted by MT Beadle

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