"Hillary Clinton urges transition in Egypt; Presses Morsi to talk to leaders about democracy" by Bradley Klapper | Associated Press, July 15, 2012
CAIRO — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used her first meeting with Egypt’s new Islamist president to press Mohammed Morsi to start a dialogue with military leaders as a way of preserving the country’s transition to democracy.
He actually met with her? I read that all these Islamic types wouldn't meet with a woman. She must have worn a veil. I wonder if she met Mrs. Morsi.
Clinton voiced support for the full transition to civilian rule as Morsi’s backers are in a political standoff with the generals who have ruled since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted last year.
She says this after they tried to steal the election for Sharik.
Resolving the impasse “requires dialogue and compromise, real politics,” Clinton said.
Tell it to Israel.
She said the United States is doing all it can to “support the democratically elected government and to help make it a success in delivering results for the people of Egypt.”
The meeting at the presidential palace kicked off a series of high-level sessions aimed at stabilizing Egypt’s fledgling democracy and its alliance with the United States, once rock-solid but now increasingly shaky.
“Things change [at] kind of warp speed,” Clinton told Morsi as they began their meeting.
Unless it's ending a war or something the American people want.
Clinton and Morsi did not shake hands when they first appeared before reporters, a subject of much speculation because of Morsi’s Muslim faith. But the president shook hands with Clinton and the entire US delegation behind closed doors, according to a US official....
That was really information that was important and that I needed to know, thanks.
Asked if she regretted the close partnership US governments had with Mubarak despite his suppression of the Muslim Brotherhood and imprisonment of Morsi, Clinton said Washington worked with the government of the time. But she insisted that “we were consistent in promoting human rights.”
We rendered people for torture.
She wasn't drunk when she said that, was she?
In discussions with Morsi, Clinton emphasized the need for Egypt to adhere to its 1979 peace treaty with Israel, while seeking continued counterterrorism cooperation and offering US support to help Cairo regain control of the increasingly lawless Sinai Peninsula, a major concern for Israel.
That was her primary concern and mission, and soon after an attack occurs?
For Egypt’s sake, Clinton pledged hundreds of millions of dollars in debt relief, private investment capital, and job-creation funds, money the Obama administration has outlined previously. She told Morsi she would send a large business delegation to Cairo in September to strengthen US-Egyptian economic ties.
This as YOU are served up a steaming plate of AUSTERITY, dear Americans!
"General warns he won’t let Brotherhood dominate Egypt; First comments on party since innauguration; Follow meeting with Clinton" by Hamza Hendawi | Associated Press, July 16, 2012
CAIRO — Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi made the tough comments only hours after he met with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton....
Meaning she cleared them, folks.
The United States is in a difficult spot when it comes to dealing with post-Mubarak Egypt.
Translation: they are hypocrites.
It is eager to be seen as a champion of democracy and human rights after three decades of close ties with the ousted leader despite his abysmal record in advancing those values.
Ummm, we gave up that title about the time we started torturing people after 9/11 if not before.
This has involved some uncomfortable changes, including occasional criticism of America’s longtime faithful partners in Egypt’s military as it grabs more power. Washington has also given words of support for Islamist parties that are skeptical of US intentions in Egypt and the rest of the Middle East.
That has fueled accusations among some Egyptians who back the military or oppose Islamists that the United States is promoting the rise of the Brotherhood to power.
Some see it that way, others don't. It's a difficult thing to gauge as there are pros and cons to each position.
Protesters chanting against the United States — sometimes reaching several hundred — have sprung up at several sites that Clinton visited this weekend. On Sunday, protesters threw tomatoes, water bottles, and shoes at her motorcade as she left a ceremony marking the opening of a new US consulate in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
She obviously didn't get a commitment from the people of Egypt.
The United States is looking to safeguard its interests in the region — from counterterrorism cooperation to Arab-Israeli peace efforts.
While MOUTHING OFF ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS and all the other CRAP that comes from its mouth.
But the deepening paralysis and lack of clarity over the leadership in Egypt has put much of its agenda on hold.
That's always good to see.
Clinton headed Sunday evening to Jerusalem, where she is tackling another realm where Washington’s influence has failed to bring a breakthrough, reviving Israeli-Palestinian negotiations....
See: Netanyahu Craps in Clinton's Face
She is using it as a cosmetic mask.