Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pentagon Chief Panetta Voices Confidence That Morsi Is ‘President Of All’ Egyptians

Panetta, In Cairo, Voices Confidence That Morsi Is ‘President Of All’ Egyptians -- Washington Post

CAIRO — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta played down concerns Tuesday about a rift between Egypt’s newly elected president and its military chief following a brief stopover in Cairo aimed at giving senior U.S. officials a better sense of how the country’s first Islamist administration will govern.

The recent election of President Mohamed Morsi, a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood, has provoked unease among secular Egyptians, the military and Egyptian Christians, who worry that the country’s Islamists will upend a long tradition of secular rule.

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More News On Pentagon Chief Panetta Meeting With Egypt's New President

Pentagon chief says Egyptian leaders have vowed to steer country toward full democracy -- Washington Post/AP
Panetta praises Egypt leader for democracy resolve -- Reuters
In Cairo, Panetta Declares Support for Egypt’s New President -- New York Times
Panetta: New Egyptian president “his own man” -- CNN
Panetta Warns Egypt on Sinai as Potential Base for Terrorists -- Bloomberg Businessweek

My Comment:
I do not share Panetta's "enthusiasm" .... I prefer to wait and see how they govern in the next year.

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