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Matthews 'Ashamed as an American' Over Obama's Handling of Egyptian Crisis


Could it be? Is there something here that both Chris Matthews and Glenn Beck might actually agree on?

In covering the unrest in Egypt all week, Glenn has repeated a number of times that the United States has not managed its relationship with Egypt in an honorable way, first throwing our support behind Mubarak -- a dictator for nearly three decades -- and now quickly abandoning that relationship as the Mubarak regime crumbles under public pressure.

During a Friday appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Matthews admitted that while he normally supports President Barack Obama, he feels "ashamed as an American" over how the federal government has handled the unfolding crisis in Egypt.

"We're not handling [the situation] as Americans should handle a matter like this," Matthews said. "And Barack Obama, as much as I support him in many ways, there is a transactional quality to the guy that is chilling."

"You treat your friends a certain way, you're loyal to them. And when they're wrong you try to stick with them," Matthews said. "What are we good at here? What have we done as leaders and as friends? Nothing except watch. That's all we do now."

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