U.S. credibility ‘in tatters’ over Egypt crisis

U.S. credibility ‘in tatters’ over Egypt crisis

[Ed note: When you’ve lost the BBC…]

On the streets of Cairo it’s not just a fledgling democracy that lies in ruin. US policy too lies in tatters – in the eyes of many – or at least America’s reputation and credibility.

Since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in 2011, the US has struggled to strike a balance between support for the tenuous progress towards democracy and protection of its national security interests.

The White House has tried hard to work with whoever is in power in Egypt but has ended up with no friends and little influence in Cairo.

Washington’s recent diplomatic efforts in Egypt have failed one after the other. Up until his removal from power, the US tried to counsel Mr Morsi to accept a compromise with the army and the protesters.

Trending: FBI official confirms: Hillary Clinton private-server email records found in Obama White House

Continue reading →

For your convenience, you may leave commments below using either the Spot.IM commenting system or the Facebook commenting system. If Spot.IM is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.