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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:43 PM

Clinton: US pleased so far by new Egypt president

Source: Ynet

Clinton: US pleased so far by new Egypt president

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the Obama administration is pleased so far with commitments made by Egypt's Islamist president-elect, Mohammed Morsi, but will reserve judgment on his government until it is up and running.

Speaking to reporters in Finland on Wednesday, Clinton said the US was pleased that the new leader has pledged to respect Egypt's international obligations, which Washington believes covers its1979 peace treaty with Israel. She also said the Egyptian military, which is supposed to turn over power to the president on Saturday, deserved praise for "facilitating" a free, fair and credible election.

However, she said the US would judge Egypt's new leadership on its actions and called for it to respect principles of democracy and pluralism.

"We expect the transition to continue as has been promised by the (military) and we expect president-elect Morsi, as he forms a government, to demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity that is manifest by representatives of the women of Egypt, of the Coptic Christian community, of the secular non-religious community and, of course, young people," she said.


Read more: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4248272,00.html

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Reply Clinton: US pleased so far by new Egypt president (Original post)
azurnoir Jun 2012 OP
dipsydoodle Jun 2012 #1
Lars77 Jun 2012 #2
azurnoir Jun 2012 #3
Lars77 Jun 2012 #4
cliss Jun 2012 #5
JCMach1 Jun 2012 #6
Brooklyn Dame Jun 2012 #7

Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:47 PM

1. How kind of her

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:37 PM

2. The Mubarak regime was the largest recipient of US foreign "aid" or support.

Now they're talking about principles of democracy?

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Response to Lars77 (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:41 PM

3. No it was the second largest recipient of US aid

Israel was the first at least amongst countries the US isn't or wasn't occupying

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:44 PM

4. I'm sure i read somewhere it even surpassed Israel. Maybe it varied, dunno

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 03:54 PM

5. I'm glad they're pleased.

This is one election they couldn't 'fix'. It's been my understanding that the US always favored the other candidate, Ahmed Shafik. He was a crony of Mubarak.
For a while, it looked like Shafik was going to win.
But -- the crowds started to gather again on Tahrir Square.
Ultimately Morsi won the election.

I think they concluded if they let Shafik win, it was going be a Pyrrhic Victory.

The US = expert at close elections.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:00 PM

6. pleased= he accepted our pay offer through the CIA

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:03 PM

7. So does this mean all the initial freaking out is over?

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