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Washington Post: Obama 'failed' on Egypt

FILE - In this Monday, July 1, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete at the State House in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Unemployment under Obama has remained high for the longest period since the Great Depression. Despite a slowly improving job market, the millions of Americans without jobs underscore weakness in the recovery, drag down consumer spending and still roil the nation's politics. Credit: AP

Following the military coup in Egypt this week, overthrowing the democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi, the Washington Post editorialized Friday that the U.S. should cut off aid to the country:

Having not spoken up against the excesses of Mr. Morsi’s government, the Obama administration has, with equal fecklessness, failed to forthrightly oppose the military intervention. But there should be no question that under a law passed by Congress, U.S. aid to Egypt — including the $1.3 billion annual grant to the military — must be suspended.


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