LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Leaders must recognize US enemies

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Recently, while in Budapest, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told reporters that U.S. officials "intend to build contacts with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood." Clinton's boss, Barack Obama, has made it clear that the involvement of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt's politics is fine with him.

Well, that's no big surprise. But Obama's attitude and intentions in regard to the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as Clinton's preposterous assertions, should be a cause of concern to all Americans.

Clinton says, "... Given the changing political landscape in Egypt, it is in the interests of the United States to engage with all parties that are peaceful and committed to non-violence ..." For crying-out-loud!

In case people have forgotten, or just didn't pay attention in the first place (hello, Obama and Clinton!), here's a news flash! The Muslim Brotherhood isn't peaceful. It condones violence as the way to achieve its goal. What is its goal? Pay close attention!

The Muslim Brotherhood is a militant Islamic group. It wants Israel and the United States brought down and destroyed. In September of 2010, Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammed Badi called for a jihad against "the Muslim's real enemies, not only Israel but also the United States. Waging jihad against both of these infidels is a commandment of Allah that cannot be disregarded." Does this statement sound peaceful and non-violent?

Consider this statement by Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna ..." It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet."

We can't allow ourselves to be misled by the term "Brotherhood." Declaring this militant group to be "committed to non-violence" is like saying that Charles Manson is committed to spreading love!

How wonderful it would be to have leaders who are on the ball and have the acumen to recognize who the enemies really are. Instead, we have Obama and Clinton, who are welcoming the enemies in with open arms. Does the president even care about the United States, and our friend and ally, Israel?It looks as if he cares more about making nice-nice with those who want to destroy us!

Roberta Bardsley
Walla Walla

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