July 4th, 2013
09:12 AM ET
5 years ago

Obama chose his words on Egypt carefully - for a reason

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's statement about the Egyptian military's seizure of power is as telling for what he doesn't say as for what he does: he doesn't mention the word "coup."

He doesn't call upon the military to restore power to "the democratically elected civilian government," but rather to "a democratically elected civilian government."


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  1. S. B. Stein

    Because if he said "the," then it would mean that he would want Morsy back in power which a large percentage of the Egyptian people didn't want. Morsy and his party (flunkies?) didn't know how to administrate the affairs of state which is important. They also didn't want to share anything which doesn't work in a democracy or republic.

    July 4, 2013 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  2. jpmichigan

    The problem with the Obama administration, THEY BACK HE WRON PERSON. When Morsi started to act more like an dictator, then the democratic elected President Obama said NOTHING, like it was just fine. Obama instead of going through congress, he too often uses the power of the Presidency to get what he wants.

    July 4, 2013 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  3. Gurgyl

    The problem of Obama bashes is they are drunk and under HELLUCINATION that still we are not broke with unneeded wars caused by Bush and money drain by Reagan iran Ammunition contracts etc. because these idiots are socalled Republicans even though they work piggly-wiggly food store, an uneducated bunch.

    July 4, 2013 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    He supported the dictator there. That is an absolute FACT!

    He actually had the gall.......to demand that the Egyptian Army reinstate the dictator, Morsi.

    No real American would ever advocate keeping a dictator in place, against the will of the people, in any country.

    July 4, 2013 10:26 am at 10:26 am |