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Morning Bits

1. Who said this about what pledge? “When you’re $16 trillion in debt, the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid becoming Greece.”

2. Who said this about whom? “I’d give everyone the benefit of explaining their position and the actions that they took. I’d be glad to have the opportunity to discuss these issues with her.”

3. Who had this to say about Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi? “I’m not sure how much we need him, frankly. I think at this point, you know, what happened in terms of the role that he played with Hamas, you’ve now got, you know, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood are basically the same organization. Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt, he stepped in and he’s now somehow supposed to be the arbiter of any disagreements between the Israelis and Hamas, over this cease-fire. . . . I think we need to cancel any debt forgiveness. I think that — I would put a hold right now on all economic aid. I would look carefully at the military aid, and I would say very clearly, you know, we do not support this. The problem is, that our silence is read by people all across the Middle East, as acquiescence in this completely antidemocratic clampdown he has undertaken.”

The answers are: 1. Here 2. Here 3. Here

Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.


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