U.S. senators McCain, Graham to arrive in Egypt during political stalemate
August 5th, 2013
07:35 AM ET
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U.S. senators McCain, Graham to arrive in Egypt during political stalemate

Cairo (CNN) - In an attempt to break through the political impasse in Egypt, U.S. senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham are expected to arrive in Cairo on Monday to meet with Egypt's interim leaders.

The two Republican senators will meet with interim President Adly Mansour, Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and interim Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, said Egyptian foreign affairs spokesman Badr Abdelatty.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    I'm anxious to see what the Muslim Brotherhood reaction will be to this pair. If they think that they will be talking to the Obama administration's political enemies, then they are in for a big surprise.

    August 5, 2013 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  2. Southeast

    Stay there please

    August 5, 2013 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    The Egyptians don't need these two..........they have forgotten what it means to fight for freedom in America.

    August 5, 2013 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    You know, maybe it is just my particular sense of humor but I haven't stopped laughing since President Obama asked these two clowns to go over to Egypt...to do whatever.
    Egypt, that peaceful little piece of the world....
    You're a funny man Mr. President!
    ROFLMAO!!!

    August 5, 2013 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  5. hiruu

    This seems like a self licking ice cone.

    August 5, 2013 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Dominican mama 4 Obama

    You know, maybe it is just my particular sense of humor but I haven't stopped laughing since President Obama asked these two clowns to go over to Egypt...to do whatever.
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    These two are going to demonstrate that despite political differences and domestic squabbles, the U.S. has a single policy when it comes to foreign policy when it comes to Egypt. The Obama administration wants to show that dissenting voices here at home are nothing more than a very small, but very loud, minority.

    August 5, 2013 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota

    "The Obama administration wants to show that dissenting voices here at home are nothing more than a very small, but very loud, minority."

    Are they even that loud anymore, Rudy? Or did we finally just tune out altogether? I ask only because it is my impression that fewer and fewer are listening to the "dissent" here at home. Beyond laughing at them, that is.

    August 5, 2013 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  8. Data Driven

    So why not call it a coup and save ourselves the $1.3 billion per year? Because, empire.

    August 5, 2013 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    These two are going to demonstrate that despite political differences and domestic squabbles, the U.S. has a single policy when it comes to foreign policy when it comes to Egypt.
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    Okay Rudy, let's set aside the humor.
    These two have been diligent in their attempts to create havoc not only domestically but around the world.
    Let us recall McShame's last trip to the Middle East and his posing for photographs with possible kidnappers.
    They have been outstanding representatives for our very own domestic taliban.
    I don't know what kind of Jedi mind trick the President pulled to convince them to go on this little jaunt to Egypt and ACT RIGHT, but I do know that he probably got their out of control egos involved and appealed to their over-blown sense of self, and stilted sense of patriotism.
    Whatever the reason Rudy, I find it funny as hell.

    August 5, 2013 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  10. S.B. Stein

    So, are these two going to be taken hostage or seriously or as honest brokers that can work out a deal? I don't think either are going to happen. They will be ignored.

    August 5, 2013 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  11. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    The Obama administration wants to show that dissenting voices here at home are nothing more than a very small, but very loud, minority
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    Furthermore Rudy, you'd only be fooling yourself if you think that these two IN PARTICULAR, could give two hoots to promoting whatever view President Obama would like to project abroad.
    All they've cared about as per their words and actions is tearing ANY AND ALL efforts and agenda that THIS President has tried to promote or project.
    As I said before I believe the President stroked the hell out of their egos to get them to go.
    Frankly Rudy, I think the President probably got rid of them so that he can get some work done without their "dissenting" ramblings.

    August 5, 2013 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  12. Rudy NYC

    DM4O wrote:

    Okay Rudy, let's set aside the humor.
    These two have been diligent in their attempts to create havoc not only domestically but around the world.:
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    No humor here. The Obama administration wants to send the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi supporters a message. Both sides of American politics regard the Muslim Brotherhood the same way. Seriously. There have been lots of calls to cut of the $1.3B annual aid, calls to support Morsi, and calls to support the resistance. Voices from both sides of the aisle have called for all of the above. The administration wants to show that those who wield the actual power are of one opinion.

    August 5, 2013 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  13. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Rick McDaniel

    The Egyptians don't need these two..........they have forgotten what it means to fight for freedom in America
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    And this from Rick McDaniel no less!

    August 5, 2013 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  14. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Rudy we're going to have to agree to disagree on this one.

    August 5, 2013 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  15. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I guess if he wanted to send two of the most war-hawkish Rethugs he could find these two would be it.
    Not the sanest. Not the most respected, mind you.

    August 5, 2013 10:12 am at 10:12 am |