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-- in Egypt for the first time in modern history egyptians freely elect -- president but the -- not without controversy.
The new Egyptian presidents from the Muslim Brotherhood group.
What does that mean -- the United States and should Israel be nervous we asked former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice.
Magic and see -- nice to see you -- that city back Washington thank you.
-- big news in Egypt this isn't good news for us bad news or -- between.
Well it's -- still to be determined I would say first of all could be candidate was apparently collected in a way that was free and fair that's goodness.
Secondly and the Muslim Brotherhood from which -- comes is now going to have to demonstrate.
That they can actually governed Egypt this is a country with immense problems in the economy that has ground to a halt tourism that is nonexistent.
And if anyone who takes the presidency of Egypt is going to have to remember that the people who were in that's player.
Weren't there because they have no hope they have no future they need jobs and if this president doesn't -- and doesn't deliver.
Then he too is going to face the wrath of the Egyptian people and so perhaps perhaps.
-- governing we'll have some disciplining.
Effect on not people like come more seats.
We -- US more -- a motive to be more involved financially because to the extent that he can rescue his country his economy.
Comment that I know that's a big you know controversy about Americans who didn't money basically by friends and they.
But it would -- and make him what beholden and make -- in a better position to have to sort of help with a transition.
But we need a staple.
The democratic Egypt and we need to start with -- -- in our interest.
And then we need to do everything that we can to make certain that we are participants and that -- stable and democratic future we have.
Very good relationships with the military we got to keep them and keep -- strong we have good relationships with the number of them members of the business community.
We need to keep them strong.
But obviously now we're going to have to establish.
Relations with this government.
We're going to have to make clear that if they intend to continue to receive.
American assistance that there are certain things that we expect.
And no American president I can support an Egypt that calls into question the historic treaty between Israel and Egypt.
And all American president can supported Egypt but doesn't fully recognize women's rights or.
The rights of religious minorities and so we need to make it very clear.
That's so yes we want to support the democratic transition but the United States has some views.
About how this site has to unfold and and we're going to act on -- -- you mentioned I really should good relations with the Egyptian military sending that we would prefer we have -- would have preferred the to have military -- I actually think that it might have been more destabilizing.
I haven't had the military candidate or they Mubarak era candidate won then you -- allowed.
Those who were in the streets and you would have allowed the Muslim Brotherhood to say well you see this was all -- from the beginning to sit at the sidelines and two two.
Cause trouble and to criticize but not to have the responsibility of actually governing.
We'll see how this plays out but I for one think that this might have been a better outcome.
That -- -- -- that a Mubarak era -- win.
And then the possibility of saying well we told you so this was never gonna be free and fair and now we the Muslim Brotherhood others have no responsibility.
I'm moving forward.
The press like -- has said that he intends to keep intact the historic treaty from 1979.
-- -- -- Israel.
Obviously the Israelis can take a deep breath or do you think that several wait and -- and this is just -- very early days of a new presidency well these -- certainly the very early days of a new presidents should -- be nervous everyone has to be a bit nervous because this is the son Uday and it's a new set of conditions -- Egypt which in the center of stability at least for Israel in the Middle East.
But I for one and believe in when we pursued the freedom agenda under the Bush Administration it was on the belief that ultimately.
A democratic government that is beholden to it's people that is accountable -- -- people.
It's going to be in the long run more stable for the Egyptian people and for the region.
And so while everyone's gonna hold their breath and this is going to be turbulent and they'll probably be a lot of stuff fits and starts.
I do think it is -- time to acknowledge that the Egyptian people have spoken.
To acknowledge that they have a president who was democratically elected and now to helped to create conditions.
In which shape multiethnic multi religious Egypt can move forward big decision today from the Supreme Court I'm the Arizona statute and I -- -- -- such.
Feeling immigration estimate domestic issue whether you build -- -- don't build -- -- what we do with the twelve or thirteen million people here in the country -- but it's also foreign policy is it -- not.
It's foreign policy because obviously.
Other countries I want to know that we have.
Consistent laws on the books about the who's and and who's out particularly its support to Texaco.
But -- really -- but I think it's and it's more important because that's the essence of who we are -- we -- country of immigrants week.
Are in fact saved from the school rotting demographics affect Japan and Europe because we are -- country of immigrants.
We have always been able to attract the most ambitious and risk taking people here that's what's kept this young and innovative and creative.
So I think this goes to the core of who we are and I've long said.
That one of my real regrets about our time in office in the Bush Administration was we weren't able to get.
The comprehensive immigration reform bill passed and 2007 that John McCain Jon Kyl.
Ted Kennedy George Bush -- all behind so.
The finding a way to have sensible immigration laws that in fact uphold our laws.
But to defend our borders but also speak to -- and that narrative and the aspirations of immigrants to this country.
That's a very important core issue for -- and it needs to be resolved it needs to resolve.
By the president working with the congress however because this is too important.
For one branch of government to decide it on the -- How you get that to happen to me talked about in 2007 is a bipartisan.
Approach to it and yet so there's also -- a resistance to it.
Com and if -- section of port issue domestically whether it's on our economy -- foreign policy.
How do we get to the point where people we know where there is you know -- full speed ahead to get a big comprehensive.
Solution of this.
Well we obviously.
Need our leaders in Washington to take it up again I've never expected that it would be taken up as a matter in the election campaign because frankly that's not the time I think take it -- it gives -- takes on the coloration of politics that.
They think it's kind of unfortunate because.
We've done it before we had landmark civil rights legislation and 64 and 65 cents the -- -- many people than they haven't had a chance.
We had no welfare reform.
In none 1994 that was bipartisan worked out together that's what we've got to do.
Immigration phone what isn't this gonna finally get -- -- and impress Obama is the leader now so you know it's on his watch -- he gave a speech American University down.
About two years ago talking about -- and we we still we are no farther ahead than we -- 2007 and this in fact we're ready each other's throats about it.
We'll perhaps now that this has gone to the court to the Supreme Court and now.
That the frustration of the states which is understandable frustration of the states of the federal government has not help with this problem.
Essentially I see in what the Supreme Court so today and I'm not had a chance to read all the ruling but what the Supreme Court is set.
Is that if this is really federal responsibility we've got have consistently immigration laws.
Of course are taking this into their own hands -- -- because the federal government has not really responded so perhaps now.
With this ruling.
From the courts.
Perhaps once the politics is behind -- of this very political year.
Cooler heads will prevail because we're also seeing.
That there are real economic issues at stake with immigration.
I live in a part of the world was the Silicon Valley.
I trained spat at Stanford University helped to train.
Engineers and software of people in the most in most important areas of technology.
And then they have to go home.
Some are asking is that really Smart if they want to stay here so there -- the panoply.
Of immigration issues that have to be dealt with.
And I'm hopeful that now that the spring crystal and we can get back to this -- next year.