Longer in my opinion, but that’s just me. The upside is Gibbs will be gone soon. The downside, we can still look forward to things like “Mubarak is not a dictator” moments from the VP.
Krauthammer’s objections come from extemporaneous comments made by Gibbs, Biden, and Clinton on the crisis in Egypt. He gives Obama credit for getting his hands, finally, around the democracy movement in Egypt, but notes the stumbles along the way from Biden’s gaffe to Gibbs declaring any new government must include participation by the Muslim Brothers, a avoid anti Israel, pro caliphate, pro sharia law, movement.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said that a reformed government “has to include a whole host of important nonsecular actors that give Egypt a strong chance to continue to be [a] stable and reliable partner.”
Gibbs said the U.S. government has had no contact with the Muslim Brotherhood because of questions over its commitment to the rule of law, democracy and nonviolence. But the group is not listed on U.S. terrorism lists, as the militant Hamas and Hezbollah organizations are.
Good call Charlie.
I do however think CK is a bit kind on Obama. I find it hard to believe that Gibbs would say something that had not already passed through the young President first. Do PS really speak without first being briefed by the President and his policy makers? Maybe I am not wise to the ways in Washington these days.