A long, bloody struggle
Posted: August 18, 2013 at 2:38 a.m.
When Egypt’s military leaders in July removed the nation’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, the country’s allies may have deluded themselves to mask reality. The generals said they had to force Morsi out to save democracy. They said their assertion of authority would be brief and elections would come soon. The U.S. and other nations wagged fingers, but largely tempered their reactions. The generals seemed trustworthy.
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Editorial, Pages 78 on 08/18/2013