White House: no immediate cut in U.S. aid to Egypt
July 8th, 2013
04:27 PM ET
10 months ago

White House: no immediate cut in U.S. aid to Egypt

Washington (CNN) - When is a coup not a coup?

According to White House spokesman Jay Carney, when it is an "incredibly complex and difficult situation" involving key Middle East player Egypt that requires more time to figure out what response would be in the best interest of the United States as well as promoting democracy in Egypt.

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Filed under: Bob Menendez • Egypt • Jay Carney • John McCain • President Obama
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  1. just sayin

    yet another middle east country that obama as thrown into chaos. threw our ally under the bus then the islamic extremists took control, now we have to lie about a military coup not being a coup because it threw out islamic extremists, which is in our best interest. obama's leading from behind is a total fiasco in the middle east. he's doing what he did in the illionois senate, voting present. he's a total joke as a leader.

    July 8, 2013 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  2. sonny chapman

    But John McCain said we needed to .....! And RIGHT NOW ! And we all know that John McCain is infallible. OR, maybe we should ask "just sayin" what we should do; he also has simple answers to complex issues.

    July 8, 2013 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    @ Just Sayin'

    Missed the part where Egypt had its first successful democratic elections in decades upon decades...but paid attention to the part where you just didn't happen to like who won the election, eh? Too bad. That's still democracy. Of course, your butthurt over it just highlights that you feel the same about it in the US: either the guy you like gets elected or you don't consider it democracy.

    That Morsi turned out to be a d-bag who caused yet more populist uprisings is not Obama's fault. Morsi made his own choices about how to govern after being DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED and failed miserably because he tried to use his election as a launch pad for becoming a long-term dictator. He learned nothing from his predecessor's ouster and the populist uprising that caused it and the Egyptian people have demanded a do-over. But again, that's not Obama's fault. All we can hope for from any involvement in any of it, if we're going to play this "spreading democracy' game, is that we get them to the point of voting. Trying to dictate how they vote or what the result should be or who is acceptable for them to vote for is not democracy. Rather, it would be something akin to imperialist colonialism. I seem to remember a certain imperialist colonialism shake-up that happened right here at home at one point...do you?

    July 8, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  4. Paul

    Many believe any means justifies winning the US Presidency. The means in the last election was the largest amount of money spend in the history of the world. Just think what that money bought. Hope you paid your fair share, or you might be mistaken for the other 49%..

    July 8, 2013 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |