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Obama on egypt

Post by Sir Pun on Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:49 am

President Barack Obama is facing difficult choices in shaping U.S. policy toward Egypt after the Egyptian military ousted President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday. The White House is assessing how best to encourage both democracy and stability in Egypt.

Two days after his ouster, supporters of Egypt's ex-president clash with demonstrators who want him out - reflecting that nation's division and the quandary left for U.S. policymakers.

At stake is more than $1.5 billion a year in U.S. aid to Egypt, most of it to the military. U.S. law requires cutting off aid to any country in which an elected government is deposed in a military coup.

Alterman said the law does not take into account a situation like the one in Egypt, and he believes U.S. lawmakers will work around it.

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Post by Dennis324 on Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:47 pm

Well, Obama's the wrong person to be trying to figure out how to deal with Egypt.  Both sides in Egypt hate this guy.  And Obama has pretty much dropped the ball in every case where riots and protests have occurred in that part of the world.

I don't think there is anyone in his administration that could do a good job of diplomacy in this situation.  I cant think of a single person.



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