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America Turning a Blind Eye to Egypt's 'New Pharoah?'

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has seized absolute power over his country yet Washington continues to send him support and praise him publicly as a moderate force in the Middle East. Read Transcript


REPORTER: HE IS THE MOST

POWERFUL MAN IN THE MOST

INFLUENTIAL COUNTRY.

REF

HE IS DUE TO RECEIVE 16, F-16

FIGHTER JETS AND 200 TANKS FROM

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND

MAJORITY OF REPUBLICAN SENATORS

SIGNED OFF ON THE DEAL.

WHO IS THIS QUESTIONABLE ALLY

THAT AMERICA IS HELPING ARM?

HE IS A ROUGH PERSONALITY,

QUITE HOSTILE.

HE DOESN'T LIKE TO ANSWER

QUESTIONS.

REPORTER: WASHINGTON

INSTITUTE HAS STUDIED THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD AND INTERVIEWED

MORSI FACE TO FACE.

SOMEBODY THERE TO ENFORCE THE

BROTHERHOOD'S HARD LINE IDEAS

SAYING WOMEN AND CHRISTIANS

CAN'T RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY OF

EGYPTIAN, FOREIGN POLICY IDEAS.

REPORTER: MORSI PUT THAT

HOSTILITY IN A SERIES OF

INTERVIEWS BEFORE HE BECAME

EGYPT'S PRESIDENT.

HE CALLED ISRAELIS BLOOD SUCKERS

AND WARMONGERS AND QUOTED FROM

THE KORAN CALLING JEWS THE

DESCENDANTS OF APES AND PIGS.

MORSI CALLED ON THE MUSLIM WORLD

TO CONFRONT ISRAEL AND BOYCOTT

GOODS FROM ANY NATION THAT DOES

BUSINESS WITH ISRAEL INCLUDING

UNITED STATES AND CALLED FOR FOR

A PALESTINIAN STATE.

IT ALWAYS OVERLOOKED WHAT HE

WAS IN THE BROTHERHOOD AND HE

COULD CHANGE IN WAYS THAT ARE

NOT REALISTIC.

REPORTER: MORSI HAILS FROM

THE BROTHERHOOD'S MOST RADICAL

WING.

YET THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

APPEARS TO BELIEVE HE IS A

POSITIVE FORCE IN THE REGION.

WHEN MORSI HELPED BROKERAGE A

CEASE-FIRE AND HILARY CLINTON

THANKED HIM.

PRESIDENT OBAMA TOLD AIDS HE WAS

IMPRESSED WITH MORSI'S PRAGMATIC

CONFIDENCE WITH SURPRISINGLY

LITTLE IDEOLOGY.

MORSI ISSUED A DECREE BANNING

ANY OPPOSITION.

EGYPTIANS RESPONDED BY TAKING TO

THE STREETS IN VIOLENT PROTESTS

THAT CONTINUED TO RAGE.

NOW MORSI HOLDS ALL THE

POWERS, A JUDICIAL, AND

EXECUTIVE.

NOBODY CAN COUNSEL HIS DECISIONS

REPORTER: FORMER AMBASSADOR

TO ISRAEL AND SEEN THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD UP CLOSE.

THE IDEOLOGY IS SUPERIOR TO

PRAGMATISM.

IT MEANS THEY DO, THEY WILL

PROVOKE ISRAEL AND UNITED

STATES.

LISTEN, MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

FOUGHT FOR 84 YEARS TO REACH

POWER.

AND IMPOSE SHARIA.

NOW THE POWER WILL THEY SAY

OKAY, NOW WE BECOME MODERN

PEOPLE?

GOING FOR HIGH TECH AND -- IT IS

IMPOSSIBLE.

REPORTER: MORSI'S GOVERNMENT

IS HONORING PEACE TREATY WITH

ISRAEL.

HE REPORTEDLY JOINED THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD NOT IN EGYPT, BUT

HERE IN AMERICA WHILE HE WAS A

STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, ERICK

STAKELBECK, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

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