W.H. Clarifies Obama's Gaffe... "Ally" is a legal term of Art..." Okaaay...

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    Politicians and newsmakers were scratching their heads when Obama said Egypt, who receives $1.3 billion in military aid, was not out ally. So the White House came out to clarify that statement, reminiscent of what they do when Joe Biden speaks.


    White House clarifies Obama’s statement that Egypt is not an ‘ally’

    Good try, anonymous people at the White House. Good try.
     
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    Lol ok that's just silly.
     
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    What is silly is...They aren't an ally but they are...... Make up your damn mind or take our billion dollars back!
     
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    The protests continue and the host country isn't quelling the demonstrators. Does that sound like and ally to you? Yet he meets with the leader of this country and won't meet with the leader of Israel. Does he know the meaning of "ally" anyway?
     
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    Good grief. Talk about maximum freaking fail :lol: A legal "art" term?

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    WTF the Libs are always having to clean up Obama's statements....

     
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    sounds like a mess
     
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    Because the guy makes Bush seem like Washington. :eusa_boohoo:
     
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    Yep,

    Obama's policies are going to turn into a bloody fucking mess. :mad:
     
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    Obama State Dept: Egypt Is an Ally Despite What Obama Says - YouTube

    White House: On second thought, Egypt is still kinda sorta an &#8220;ally&#8221; « Hot Air

    Egypt is indeed a U.S. ally as a matter of federal statute, although I wouldn’t put anything past a guy who defied the War Powers Act on Libya when it comes to ignoring laws duly enacted by Congress. In fairness to him, though, (a) statute or no, a country run by the Muslim Brotherhood is in no meaningful sense an “ally” of the United States and (b) I think his point last night, that at the moment Egypt isn’t an ally in the meaningful sense of the word, was clear enough. If you want to be annoyed with him, be annoyed that he apparently dropped that rhetorical bomb spontaneously, without discussing it with his diplomatic staff first. Who knows how the Muslim Brotherhood or the Salafists might exploit a cold shoulder like that from the president of the United States to consolidate power in Egypt. Obama wasn’t thinking of that, of course; he was thinking, as always, of his own reelection, knowing that he had to say something mildly disapproving of Egypt while voters here are ticked off over the swarming of the embassy. So he covered his own ass and gambled that what he said won’t come back to bite him later. Because he’s the Foreign-Policy President, you see.

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