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August 15, 2013

Obama To Speak On Egypt...Soon...Eventually

Above The Post Update:

Obama says he deplores the violence, blah, blah, blah.

Real action is cancelling an upcoming joint US-Egyptian miltary exercises.

The rest is pretty much boilerplate. Nothing about suspending or reducing aid.


Original Post:

It was supposed to be 10:15 eastern but...not so much.

The theme will no doubt be "stopping the violence" and "all sides must come together". A lovely thought when hundreds died yesterday but is it in our interest?

The Muslim Brotherhood spent 50 plus years plotting to take power in Egypt. They finally got it and the Army tossed them out after a year. They aren't even going to pretend to be interested in elections ever again and they aren't going to go away.

This is a fight that has to happen and will happen. We might as well let the Army do what it has to do and try and shape the post conflict environment.


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posted by DrewM. at 10:28 AM

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