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August 16th, 2013
08:06 AM ET

Sen. McCain: "A blow to our credibility"

Sen. John McCain criticizes the Obama administration's handling of Egypt, arguing that "We violated our own rule of law" and "undercut our own values" by not calling the overthrow of Pres. Mohamed Morsy's government a "coup."


Filed under: Egypt • John McCain • U.S. Foreign Aid
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  1. Sarah

    The Muslim Brotherhood are killing innocent civilians in the street, burning down churches, burning down police stations, and burning down in Egypt!!!!!!! How dare the USA and the Western world tell us not to deal with these Muslim Brotherhood and instead to negotiate with them!!!!! Egypt will NEVER negotiate with terrorists!!!!!! And don't you dare act like you understand the situation in Egypt!!! You do NOT understand and therefore should NOT speak with authority on this subject!!! If you want to take away the aid then go for it and I am telling you that the Egyptians will never forget or forgive the America stance and you will certainly lose Egypt as an ally!!

    Only the Egyptians and the Egyptian government (including the Egyptian military and Egyptian police) will control the situation in Egypt because this is what the Egyptian people want!!!! Only the terrorists want destruction and chaos in Egypt and this is why they are killing innocent civilians, and burning down Egypt!!!! They have killed Christians and burned churches!!! What else is needed to prove that these are terrorists that need to be STOPPED!!! The only people that can stop these terrorists are the Egyptian military and Egyptian police and the Egyptian people are behind their military and police!!

    So, America butt out and stay out!! Take your aid and get out of Egypt because this is an internal matter that only Egypt can judge how to deal with it!!!

    August 16, 2013 at 2:46 pm |
  2. Sarah

    McCain and Obama just took sides with the terrorists by condemning the Egyptian interim government for fighting terrorism!!! How ironic that when America at its core is anti-terrorism but yet chooses to condemn Egypt for fighting terrorism!! It is disrespectful to the Egyptians at the very least!!

    This statement is the beginning of the end to the relationships with Egypt!! Egyptians (the moderate Muslims and Christians who make up the majority) and who asked for their government to clean the country from terrorism will never forget the cowardly stance the USA is taking! Choosing to stop military support when we need it the most will never be forgotten nor forgiven by the Egyptian people!! I was disgusted by Obama's speech!!!

    History will show that when Egypt was run by dictators and criminals, the USA was happy to provide billions of dollars in military aid so Egyptians would die at the hands of its dictators!!! But when Egypt finally gets it right (July 3rd marks Egyptian Independence Day for all Egyptians), USA stopped supporting the noble aspirations of the Egyptian people!! Shame on you Obama!! Americans should be ashamed of this stance!!

    August 16, 2013 at 2:32 pm |
  3. Mycroft Lake Travis Texas

    McCain just weeks ago went to Egypt on his own and came back stating the USA should arm al Qeada and other terrorist groups of the Muslim brotherhood ? This time Lynsey Graham and John McCain take a romantic journey to see the sights of Egypt and enjoy fine middle eastern cosine with champagne and grapes, trying to put together arms deals with the Muslim Brotherhood pals. Please guys, we really don't need to be sticking our noses in none of our business, no matter who we help we will continued to be blamed and targeted. President Obama should pull all aid in every Arab country , quit spying on patriotic americans, start spying on people we know have a tendency to become terrorists and sit back and watch crazies, religious zealots and terrorists kill each other. What is great ? They are thinning the herd themselves and if we pull back the aid it won't cost us anything. We should stay out of the way and if War breaks out in the middle east let Israel handle it. Last time they ended it in six days. We won't have to worry about our military industrial complex fleecing us again with decade Wars with third world counties that have no airplanes, boats or subs.

    August 16, 2013 at 12:51 pm |
  4. Usama Nail

    Senator John MaCain is the greatest Senator in the US History ... I really love this man because he has a lot of wisdom.

    August 16, 2013 at 10:37 am |

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