August 15, 2013
In Bold Move Sure to Create Much Controversy, Obama Condemns Violence
In related news, President Obama praised high schoolers good grades in spite of the odds and has come down squarely in favor of not letting old people starve to death:
President Barack Obama is calling for an end to the violence in Egypt a day after 525 people were killed in protests across the country.I especially like that last bit about not taking sides. I actually agree with it. It's not our fight.
Speaking from Martha’s Vineyard Thursday, the president strongly condemned security forces going after supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.
“America cannot determine the future of Egypt, that’s a task for the Egyptian people,” Obama said. “We don’t take sides.”
The thing is, it's not as safe a move as you'd think. It's the kind of dick move aimed at not pissing anyone off but which backfires because now both sides accuse you of tacitly supporting the other side.