The Daily Beast’s Ben Jacobs maintains the required attitude of annoyance with, if not hostility to, Dick Cheney as he reports on Cheney’s meeting with House Republicans behind closed doors yesterday. Anticipating Obama’s speech on the ISIS threat tonight, Cheney recalled Obama’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood going back to the first days of the Obama administration in 2009. Has anybody here read The Looming Tower? To borrow Marxist terminology, a false consciousness has permeated our policy under Obama. Jacobs reports:
According to Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana, Cheney said Obama “has actually done things that have supported the Muslim Brotherhood.” The former vice president then went on to name the Muslim Brotherhood as “the beginning of all the Islamist groups that we’re dealing with now like Hamas and ISIS.”
In Fleming’s account, Cheney said that by “facilitating the Muslim Brotherhood…our policies have been exactly opposite to where they should be.”
Isn’t that right? I think it is, and it is part of the larger pattern in which we have betrayed our friends while supporting our enemies around the world since the dawn of the Age of Obama.