We could've sworn that this was the intentions all along: Lambast Israel as ... and ...and ... gain power, and then 'lighten up!'
"..."It is very difficult for the Brotherhood to make such a rapid switch from criticizing and attacking American policy in the region to being a close friend of the United States," said Deyaa Rashwan, an analyst at Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies.......
In taking power, the Brotherhood has shed longtime positions such as favoring the abrogation of Egypt's peace treaty with Israel. It has also found accommodation with the military.
But the sloppy response to the embassy incident reflects the broader push and pull within the religious movement about how to approach the United States. Such challenges are likely to become harder as the Brotherhood, no longer in the shadows, actually runs the country..."