Inhofe Calls Out Egypt’s ‘Anti-Semantic’ Bias

Posted January 28, 2013 at 2:18pm

Sen. James M. Inhofe is dubious about the United States’ relationship with Egypt.

In a letter to President Barack Obama dated Jan. 24, the Oklahoma Republican lamented the transfer of “four F-16 Block52 fighter jets to Egyptian Armed Forces.” Inhofe also urged the president to delay any future deliveries of jet fighters to the North African nation.

One reason Inhofe gives relates to “recent and repeated anti-semantic and anti-Israel statements by Egyptian government leaders.”

Screenshot of Inhofe's letter to the president.

As we deal in semantics regularly, HOH can sympathize. Once you take semantics out of the equation, debates become pretty straightforward and boring. 

Unfortunately, however, Inhofe spokeswoman Donelle Harder tells HOH that the senator doesn’t have a strong pro-semantic stance.

“This was a typo and was fixed on the website just a little bit ago,” she said. “The letter sent to the president had it written correctly. Unfortunately, the individual transcribing the letter into the press release mistyped, and we failed to catch it.”

Our sympathies go out to the transcriber and our deep love goes out to the CQ Roll Call copy desk.