Obama Administration: About Egypt……
White House spokesman Tommy Vietor told The Cable Thursday that the administration is not signaling a change in that status.
“I think folks are reading way too much into this,” Vietor said. “‘Ally’ is a legal term of art. We don’t have a mutual defense treaty with Egypt like we do with our NATO allies. But as the president has said, Egypt is longstanding and close partner of the United States, and we have built on that foundation by supporting Egypt’s transition to democracy and working with the new government.”
Obama throws a longtime major ally over the cliff and then has to have his spokesman walk it back in the midst of a major diplomatic and national security crisis but it’s Mitt Romney who was being unpresidential by releasing a statement that the administration latter followed along with.