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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-12 12:00 AM
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Oh, no, Mr. Bill!

Jul 14, 4:08 PM EDT

Clinton to Egypt's Morsi: Find way out of crisis

By BRADLEY KLAPPER
Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used her first meeting with Egypt's new Islamist president to press Mohammed Morsi to start a dialogue with military leaders as a way of preserving the country's transition to democracy.

Clinton voiced support for the "full transition" to civilian rule at a time when Morsi's backers are in a political standoff with the generals who have ruled since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted last year.

Resolving the impasse "requires dialogue and compromise, real politics," Clinton said. She said the United States is doing all it can to "support the democratically elected government and to help make it a success in delivering results for the people of Egypt."

The meeting at the presidential palace kicked off a series of high-level sessions aimed at stabilizing Egypt's fledgling democracy and its alliance with the United States, once rock-solid but now increasingly shaky.

"Things change (at) kind of warp speed," Clinton told Morsi as they began their meeting.

Clinton and Morsi didn't shake hands, at least when they first appeared before reporters - a subject of much speculation because of Morsi's Muslim faith. But the president shook hands with Clinton and the entire U.S. delegation behind closed doors, according to a U.S. official.


http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_US_EGYPT?SITE...


The Egyptian military that we've owned for years. We just loves us stability in the Middle East, don't we?

I hope he ignores her, but that is unlikely, given how poor Egypt is and how much we give them every year.

More likely, at some point, he'll negotiate for more money and then eventually start pocketing a good chunk of it for himself and his family and become as corrupt and as military-owned as Mubarak.

Your tax dollars at work spreading democracy in the Middle East. Well, spreading something.

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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-12 06:23 AM
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1. If I was Morsi I'd remember how she voiced support for Mubarak last year as the Arab Spring began
hit Cairo

I wouldn't trust anything she said
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-12 09:07 AM
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2. I would be very surprised if any Arab nation trusted the U.S. , even Saudi Arabia.
After all, they hate us for....our freedoms. (Yeah, that's it. For our freedoms. Yeah, that's the ticket!)

However, they want and/or need our money and weapons and our protection, as when Hussein invaded Kuwait (after we told him his borders were his business) and CNN brought you the first Gulf War live, without commercial interruption.

So, he may have to do as she/we say, no matter what.

And, as I said, he (or his successor) will probably become as corrupt and as Mubarak not very long from now.

And that's the way we like it. Uh huh.

And then, the Egyptian people will probably hate us for our freedoms more than ever.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-12 11:51 AM
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3. Spreading Money
Vig is much faster and easier.
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