Fresh on the heels of Obama's earlier declaration, "Obama: "Egypt is not US ally, nor an enemy," comes this reversal hot off the wires. *Whiplash*
State Dept: Egypt's still an ally Politico
The State Department affirmed Egypt's legal status as an ally Thursday — an apparent contradiction to what President Obama said in a Wednesday interview.
Asked repeatedly if the State Department still considered Egypt a major non-NATO ally — a designation they were awarded in 1989 — State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said simply: "Yes."
President Obama, asked by Telemundo if he considered the Egypt to be an ally or an enemy said that they were neither. Instead, he called them a "new government that is trying to find its way."[...]
"I'm going to refer you to the White House for the parsing on this," Nuland said. "I am not going to parse the president's words."
But Obama says that it's Romney that "shoots first and aims later." That's an interesting canpaign strategy. Blame the opponent for your mistakes. With an enemedia doing your bidding, anything is possible.