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We don't take sides -- any particular party or political figure.
I know it's tempting inside of Egypt.
To blame the United States or the west or some other outside actor.
For what's gone wrong.
We've been blamed by supporters more -- We've been blamed.
By the other side it as if we are supporters of Morse.
That kind of approach will do nothing to help egyptians.
Achieve the future that they deserve.
Back now to our top story that was President Obama earlier distancing his administration from the violence that is raging.
In one of America's most important mideast allies.
But while he's big criticism from both the Egyptian army and the Muslim Brotherhood he is also taking heat here at home from the Washington Post.
Newspaper's editorial board suggesting that the president actually does bear some responsibility.
For the current bloodshed.
If you McFarland was the deputy assistant secretary of defense for.
President Reagan and Fox News national security analysts -- great to see you in the future let's talk about this Washington Post editorial it's pretty scathing basically there.
What they're claiming.
Is did the Obama administration does bear some responsibility for the bloodshed that we're seeing right now in Egypt because their position was so schizophrenic.
On Morrissey and whether or not it was a coup that overthrew him.
-- -- Look I think it should not much I'm much further than just one year back -- -- gone through refers back we have a -- at that table.
When that the Mubarak government was -- office.
What the president should have done -- say look we want you to have political and economic reforms bring more people in your government they didn't elect and the egyptians and do it.
-- -- Mubarak was overthrown.
In large part because we helped push him out pull the rug out from under -- and at that point we have no idea what the new Egyptian government was going to be if anything.
So then when the new government comes in -- instead of again using our seat at the table -- -- How did you have an inclusive government.
Include all the groups -- Christians and everybody else we didn't do that and -- a Muslim Brotherhood Morrissey government cracked down they were just is dictatorial if anybody else.
Is it now career again revolution -- revolution revolution.
And were somehow not applying pressure where re sure sure because.
On I mean the bloodshed that Egypt divulging right now all of the bloodshed more than 525.
People killed I -- the -- post claiming that the Obama administration has blood.
On its hands because we couldn't figure out whether or not to call a true it was complicated to weed out we normally don't support military coups but we didn't support the Morsi government we were in -- pickle right.
What is the problem I mean -- was democratically elected -- so was Hitler.
But what did Hitler do when he got democratically elected he slowly but surely started -- All the opposition and taking to deter parents from this course it was during at a question is is this new government doing the same thing on Tuesday.
They replace the provisional governor sounding provincial governors with their own guys so they took out -- -- governors and they put and the you know military generals are -- nineteen of the 25 provinces are governed by generals has -- Tuesday.
So are they doing the same thing the other -- -- my worry is that -- -- take a step back we could be seen.
The beginning of Assyrian style civil war.
Where everybody's killing everybody and the next 72 hours will be the telling point I think the military government.
Decided -- ever gonna take a risk they we're gonna see if they could -- the opposition restore security and com.
Because without that the Egyptian economy starts going in this vicious cycle the economy gets worse people are on the street people -- on the street.
Found -- -- is less stability.
Countries people don't -- no.
There's no investment in Egypt now because of the end you know the instability -- now what do you mean you've outlined rarely made our missteps in terms right on inserting herself earlier into the process now what do we do to avoid becoming serious I think the president needs to do what he did today which -- -- criticized the violence but there's violence on all sides.
I mean there you know al-Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula attacking Israel you've got Muslim Brotherhood attacking the Christian Coptic Christians you've got.
Egyptian government attack in -- Muslim Brotherhood so say we condemn violence all around.
I would not have canceled the military exercise between Egypt while the United States there's no better way that we influence at Egyptian government by working side by side -- them in a joint military exercise.
We are -- and then we'll get a pulse of what's really going on in Egypt.
And we are -- a position to influence from -- Don't we also influenced them with the aid that we give I mean there's obviously -- there's always is a debate.
Over whether or not we should be getting that one point five billion pounds a year is it time to pull your time to give it in -- he doesn't think I get money buys us a seat at the table.
As mostly military assistance that we give them -- military to military -- US Egyptian military.
Are very close but what he -- he needs right now they can't feed their people.
40% Egyptian people have nothing to eat except the subsidized.
Bread they get from their government.
So who were not writing those checks those big checks are being written by the saudis Kuwait United Arab Emirates.
Who in the last month or Britain -- to check to the tune of twelve billion dollars.
Egypt is gonna -- a lot more than that to feed their people because if you think those people are angry now about the political and economic situation.
Just imagine how they're going to be by the end of the year when they ran out of food and fuel oil.
So today whose side are we on who are we setting -- and -- -- the protesters it's also hard to identify who they are right.
So Halloween navigating this whose side are we -- it would mean and send money to.
While we -- -- -- our money goes to our military assistance goes to the Egyptian government and that -- now an interim government and predominantly military government that's vs discussed.
But at the same time we can use that influence that we have with them to say -- the answer here is not to go slaughter a lot of people the answer is to bring people and now.
What Egypt needs more than anything right now is stability.
Com secure stability to get their economy going again to get tourism back I don't think though that may help us saying that to them change anything don't they know they need -- -- -- -- -- how to get there I -- I think that what they feel -- what they've seen in Egypt for the last lap 5060 years.
Crush the opposition.
Then you have a free -- This is not the new Egypt in new Egypt is going to have to be include all the different groups maybe they don't agree with you but do what you wanna do is to bring everybody in the tent.
As -- of having people outside attempt throwing rocks and and the violence that inevitably will lead to a bigger and bigger problem -- -- secretary of state -- working on this.
The Israeli Palestinian.
Start every saying this is secretary get out here is that we're just following amateurs in the base pretty -- I think the -- and he's as great I'm gonna go -- the -- He's yet like your humor but it is still don't know it's a very tragic timing right it's it's so frightening to watch but it's always great to have your respect -- -- -- to see you KT yeah.
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