With the ousting of Egypt’s leader by the military, Obama was quick to make the position of his administration clear.
Obama called on the Egyptian military to return authority to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible, and is concerned by the suspension of Egypt’s constitution.
In a written statement, Obama said “The United States does not support particular individuals or political parties, but we are committed to the democratic process and respect for the rule of law.”
Obama’s hypocrisy became evident on Monday, when during a conversation with Morsi he said “…ensuring that the voices of all Egyptians are heard and represented by their government.”
Obama obviously likes to pick and choose who he wants, or would allow, to engage in a democratic process where the people can choose who they want to rule them.
In Syria, he is intent on obstructing any democratic process by militarily supporting barbaric rebels who the people neither chose to fight for them, nor choose to represent them in government.
Obama has not been keen to make any real effort to support the peace talks which were due to take place in Geneva.
There are also problems with the way U.S. federal law is being applied selectively.
Under federal law, U.S. non-humanitarian aid must be cut off to “the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup d’état or decree or, after the date of enactment of this Act, a coup d’e´tat or decree in which the military plays a decisive role.”
The disgusting selective application of federal law and policies by the Obama administration serves to show that they are only interested in a democratic process when it suits their objectives.