Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi sent his foreign minister to Gaza to declare their open support for the Hamas terrorists who have fired 700+ rockets into Israel in the past several days.
Morsi himself, at Friday prayers, and at several other moments, warned that "the price will be high" if Israel "continues the aggression."
Obama responded by calling Morsi and thanking him for his efforts in calming the fighting, and asked if he would be willing to broker a peace deal between Hamas (which charter states as a founding principle the goal of destroying all Jews) and Israel (which has half of all the world's Jews inside its borders).
[full text citation from Reuters link]
"U.S. President Barack Obama called Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi on Friday to commend the country's efforts to help calm the situation in Israel and Gaza and underscored his hope of restoring stability there, the White House said. Egypt's prime minister, Hisham Kandil, has said Cairo is prepared to mediate a truce in the growing violence between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that runs the Gaza Strip. Egypt's government is allied with Hamas, but is also party to a 1979 peace treaty with Israel."
Is Obama really this clueless, or what?
Yes. Yes, he is.