When the President of Egypt called Jews the descendants of apes and pigs, he really should have anticipated that the Jews controlling American media would kick up an inconvenient fuss, he says with a shoulder-shrugging whadayagannado look, as an American diplomatic mission's jaws collectively drop.
“[Morsi] did not say the Jewish community was making a big deal of this, but he said something [to the effect] that the only conclusion you could read was that he was implying it,” Coons said. “The conversation got so heated that eventually Senator McCain said to the group, ‘OK, we’ve pressed him as hard as we can while being in the boundaries of diplomacy,’” Coons said. “We then went on to discuss a whole range of other topics.”
Come on, Morsi. Tell us what you really mean. Obviously, we must have missed the context while you were telling us about the context. H/T BCF
For the record, here are just some of the comments we've seen:
The Muslim Brotherhood will eventually keep many Egyptians one ration card away from starvation. Expect political dissidents and religious minorities to get the short end of the stick when this happens.
It seems likely that the Morsi government will shift food subsidies to a ration card system as well, according to the Egypt Independent. Bread shortages appeared at the end of Ramadan in some Egyptian provinces, al-Ahram reports, and the Morsi government blames corruption by bakers.