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Future of U.S.-Egypt Relations Not So Clear

posted on September 14, 2012

Commentary’s Max Boot writes, “President Obama’s comments on Egypt conform to Michael Kinsley’s famous definition of a gaffe: when a politician inadvertently tells the truth.” Obama recently told Telemundo, “I don’t think that we would consider [Egypt] an ally, but we don’t consider them an enemy.” Though the Obama administration quickly tried to walk back the comments, Boot writes, “When the president publicly questions whether a country like Egypt, which has been the second-largest recipient of American aid since the 1970s, is still an ally, it suggests that profound changes are afoot.”

Read at Commentary