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Obama Administration Training Egyptian Islamists for Elections
by Ryan Mauro
If you want proof that U.S. policy towards the Arab Spring is fatally flawed, look no further than William Taylor, the State Department's Special Coordinator for Middle East Transitions and long associate of Muslim Brotherhood apologists. Taylor officially took charge on September 16 and oversees U.S. aid to countries affected by the Arab Spring, specifically Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.
Taylor's office has been giving Egyptian Islamists training to prepare for the election contests that begin on November 28. He justified it by saying that the assistance is open to all parties and the U.S. wouldn't pick sides. "Sometimes, Islamist parties show up, sometimes they don't," he said nonchalantly.
When asked how the U.S. would feel if the Muslim Brotherhood won Egypt's elections, he said, "I think we will be satisfied, if it is a free and fair election. What we need to do is judge people and parties and movements on what they do, not what they're called." The answer seemed to infer that critics of the Brotherhood are needlessly alarmed by the name of the group.
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