Prez's call for muslim brotherhood

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  1. Row6
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    1 We aren't staying out of it now, but correctly being low key. Behind the scenes is apparently a different story.

    2 We have correctly stated our support for the democratic process while no doubt not being that disappointed in Morsi being overthrown. We'll see what happens next.

    3 Diplomacy often involves the opposite of "clarifying" a position. Are you in middle school?

    4 Perhaps you should be more concerned with American interests in Egypt than with hoping Obama fails, though it is not.clear at all what would make you happy.
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    The middle east blows, no right answer for any US President.
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    Why do you say that? As I recall, the problem after the fall of Mubarek was that there were too many candidates running for president. The moderate vote was split among several, leaving two extremists, an old Mubarek crony and Morsi, still standing. Who were moderate Egyptians then supposed to vote for?

    The popular movement that led the military to oust Morsi tells me that the majority of Egyptians want nothing to do with a "fundamentalist direction." What they and the military didn't count on was a colossal screw-up of the presidential election.
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    Being pretty much exactly the thing that was coreseeable, coco. There never was enough of a moderate movement to win, and certainly never one nearly cohesive enough. That wasn't some late emerging surprise, that was a known quantity before hand. Anybody waiting for a moderate secular, quasi-European democracy to just spontaneously exist in Egypt was kidding itself. That isn't what is going to happen here, either -- the coup is going to result in return to a Mubarek-like ground state, IMO.
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    Say what you want about Mubarak, but kept the peace in his own country and stayed respectful to Israel.
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    well said LeesGator...damned if you do...damned if you don't...

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