December 13, 2012

U.S. Demonstrating Sheer Stupidity in Egypt

The Daily Star, Daily Star

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Egypt is a ship without a captain, sailing in uncharted waters. None of its supposed leaders seem to have a road map or a plan for the direction the country is taking. The symptoms of this are apparent. There is the president who awards himself extra powers, then takes them away, and backtracks on tax policy. There’s the army which wades into politics, scheduling talks between the government and the opposition, only to postpone.

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TAGGED: Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Morsi, United States, Egypt


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