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July 7, 2013 - 9:23 am

I don’t even…

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain is calling on President Obama to suspend aid to Egypt after its military overthrew the country’s government.

McCain, a member of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, on Friday called for the United States to suspend its $1.5 billion in annual aid, based on long-standing federal law that prohibits the U.S. from giving aid to countries in which a military coup overthrows a democratically elected government.

“We cannot repeat the same mistakes that we made at other times in our history by supporting the removal of freely elected governments,” McCain said during a public event in Prescott, Ariz.

The Muslim Brotherhood were elected, mainly because when our government helped depose Mubarak, the Bros were the only organized political force in Egypt. They’re hardly Jeffersonians. They swept in and began to institutionalize hardline Islamist rule.

Many of the same people who elected them, rose up to depose them.

Now we have the Obama administration and their interference man in the Senate, John McCain, threatening Egypt with a suspension of aid. The time to suspend aid was when the Muslim Brotherhood took over and suggested that the peace accord with Israel was in jeopardy. Not now.

McCain’s suggestion puts pressure on the Egyptian military to put the Brotherhood back into power. Not good.

More: By all means, let’s put America on the record supporting reinstating a government that unleashes rape squads on protesters. That’ll be just great for our international image.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Tell me again why John McCain was such a great presidential candidate?
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McCain misses another excellent opportunity to keep his mouth shut.

He's always been a goofball, but these days he's getting to be an over-age goofball, and this is just the kind of thing we don't need out of him, or is at last the sign that he's gone completely over the edge. This is the same guy who two weeks ago went to Syria to talk to the rebels? Just what is it he heard there? Just what did he promise, and to whom? Maybe I don't want to know.
41 weeks ago
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Manchurian Candidate McCain is a traitor. I would love to see a popular news outlet do a story on why his fellow POW's nicknamed him "song bird".
41 weeks ago
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NEWS FLASH: McCAIN KNOWS NOTHING OF THAT WHICH HE SPEAKS.
John Bolton, who should've run for President, apparently knows the law and long-time Senator John McCain does not. Bolton says the President can issue a waiver -- and still give aid even after a coup. McCain reminds me of Dole: Two too-old Republicans who run for President a few years after they've become irrelevant.
41 weeks ago
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LIAR LIAR
MIDEAST ON FIRE
Obama now says he's not supporting any political party or group in Egypt. That's why he has so many Muslim Bruthas as top advisers who are always visiting the White House. Then there's Muslim Sister, Huma Abedin, Hillary's former Chief of Staff.
The truth is that Obama rushed the first Egyptian election. He didn't give the process time to work out or other parties time to get organized. He guaranteed the Muslim BruthaHood a victory.
41 weeks ago
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Number 5 of the Keating 5 should have been blown out of the U.S. Senate by Arizona voters back in the 1990s. And never been seriously considered as a candidate for president.

I've been biting my tongue for years but now I must say it. Cane McCain! And dear Republicans, start voting for freedom, not illegals!
41 weeks ago
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Why would McCain be so concerned by the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt??

It was, and remains, a fascist organization, after all, once closely aligned with the German Nazis. The Muslim brotherhood used the democratic process in Egypt, just as Hitler did in Germany, to achieve power, not to promote an egalitarian society, but to establish a fascist theocracy.

Again, why would McCain care about the MB's overthrow?? The most likely answer is because he's an idiot
41 weeks ago
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McCain, in the second decade of the 21st Century is as meaningful as a cleaning cartridge for an 8 Track player.
41 weeks ago
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I meant 'useful as a cleaning cartridge for an 8 Track player.'

But you knew that.
41 weeks ago
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Reminds you a lot, of the US actions toward Honduras, doesn't it?
41 weeks ago
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Yes...excellent corollary.
41 weeks ago
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Senator....I am just so damn disappointed in you I cannot adequately describe it in words. Thank you for your military service to our nation, but you have become not only a liability, but also an embarrassment; it is time for you to retire and write your memoirs, play golf, build little sailing ships inside bottles, or whatever...just go away so we can put a TRUE conservative similar to Ted Cruz in your U.S. Senate seat.

Remember BENGHAZI!
41 weeks ago
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McCain's just mad that he never made admiral like his dad did.

His ambition to be President and, failing that (twice!), to be some kind of big cheese in the Senate is all about showing dad and granddad that he's just as good - better, even - than them.

He should see a shrink. The Senate is no place for a mental therapy case.
41 weeks ago
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Our gov't did not help depose Mubarak, no more than did the military. The military rolled with the punches from the street, as they did this past week.

Only one force deposed Morsi and Mubarak: the street.

Had the military not dealt with the cards handed them, and defended either Mubarak or Morsi, they themselves may eventually have come under attack, with unknown consequences. They don't want to find themselves in that situation, and I don't blame them.

Ironically, if the army had done this unilaterally 6 months ago, the street may have defended Morsi, even while not being fully behind him. There was no military coup last week.
41 weeks ago
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Tell me again why John McCain was such a great presidential candidate?
41 weeks ago
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The press loves the 'Maverick Republican' narrative during every primary season. Plus, in a land of low-information voters the candidate with name recognition gets the crowd.
41 weeks ago
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Because he helped get Obama elected?
41 weeks ago
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In John McCain, the Republicans have their Jimmy Carter.
41 weeks ago
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