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Obama‘s Baffling Response to Egypt

Mitchell, Lincoln A.

The Obama administration is behind the curve and sounds strangely out of it with regards to the developing situation in Egypt. Although this is not altogether surprising, it is still disappointing. The U.S. policy towards Egypt, as well as other countries in that region” essentially providing financial and other support to non-democratic leaders in exchange for some stability and cooperation on some security related interests” was always a short term strategy which could never last for very long. In fairness to the administration, this policy has been a bipartisan problem which has gone on for decades, but, it has exploded now during the Obama administration's watch.

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October 28, 2011
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