Last night, Sean Hannity hosted Rudy Giuliani to suggest that the Obama administration is somehow arming the Muslim Brotherhood enemy by allowing American-made fighter jets to go to Egypt as part of "a foreign-aid package.” But this morning, on Fox & Friends, John McCain, perhaps inadvertently, smacked down the fear mongering.
Hannity did note that the foreign aid “dates back to a 2010 deal” with then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarek. But that was no reason not to ignore that factoid in order to hate monger against Obama for sending the planes to America-hating, Israel-hating (Muslim) Egypt now!
This morning, McCain visited Fox & Friends to attack discuss Hillary Clinton's Congressional testimony on Benghazi yesterday. But he was asked about the planes at about 4:40 into the interview. He said:
First of all, I don't think the Israelis are terrified. They've proven quite often that some of the best, maybe the second-best pilots in the world or maybe equal to us are Israeli pilots and equipment. But these were part of a deal that was made before Morsi came to power. We have to examine all forms of aid that are being extended to Egypt and a lot of it should depend on Mr. Morsi's behavior. But I would remind you the Egyptian people elected him president of Egypt and that's their decision. Now we make decisions based on his decisions and behavior.
Brian Kilmeade, obviously dismayed that McCain wasn't more antagonistic to Obama, asked if McCain supported the “giveaway... or not." McCain answered:
Well, they're sales to start with. They aren't giveaways. (one of the hosts interrupted to say, “our technology”). Well, our technology we are selling. It's not unique technology so much considering so many countries in the world have these. I am not opposed to it, what happened. But I am opposed to not seriously evaluating Egypt's behavior in the balance for any future arms sales that we might provide them.
End of that part of the discussion.