#1 Exclusive: John Kerry Defies the White House on Egypt Policy Josh Rogin by ThirstyMan 18.11.2013 13:18

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November 18th 2013

The secretary doesn’t agree with Obama’s team, especially Susan Rice, on how to deal with Egypt. Unfortunately for Rice, Kerry is the one on the ground—and he’s doing things his way. Before Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent trip to Cairo, National Security Adviser Susan Rice told him to make strong statements in public and private about the trial of deposed President Mohamed Morsi. On his own, Kerry decided to disregard the White House’s instructions.

The tension between the national security adviser and the secretary of state spilled over into public view in the past week, when Rice laid out her critical appraisal of the Egyptian government, which contradicted Kerry’s assessment that Egypt was “on the path to democracy.” The now public rift has been simmering behind the scenes for months and illustrates the strikingly divergent Egypt policies the White House and the State Department are pursuing.

The turf battles and internal confusion are hampering the administration’s approach to Egypt, say lawmakers, experts, and officials inside both governments. “John Kerry doesn’t agree with Susan Rice on big portions of our Egypt policy, and he made a deliberate and conscious decision not to mention Morsi in his Cairo meetings,” an administration official told The Daily Beast. “Susan Rice wasn’t happy about it.”

“There are real differences in the fundamental approach to Egypt between Susan Rice and John Kerry.” Two other administration officials confirmed the Kerry-Rice rift over Egypt.

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/20...ypt-policy.html

#2 RE: Exclusive: John Kerry Defies the White House on Egypt Policy Josh Rogin by ThirstyMan 18.11.2013 13:20

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The first time I EVER recall agreeing with John Kerry! Good for him.

Morsi was the Muslim Brotherhood's choice an enemy of democracy heading away from it. He was supported by Obama to the chagrin of the Egyptian people who have become anti-American as a result.

#3 RE: Exclusive: John Kerry Defies the White House on Egypt Policy Josh Rogin by Frank Cannon 18.11.2013 13:50

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This is what happens when you are forced to use backbenchers and losers on your team because anyone with a brain doesn't want to have a damn thing to do with these Socialist clowns. I can't remember a time when there wasn't a cohesive message on a foreign policy issue from an administration. Even the lightweights in the Carter admin had a singular message even though it was usually wrong.

#4 RE: Exclusive: John Kerry Defies the White House on Egypt Policy Josh Rogin by algernonpj 18.11.2013 16:04

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Quote: ThirstyMan wrote in post #2
The first time I EVER recall agreeing with John Kerry! Good for him.

Morsi was the Muslim Brotherhood's choice an enemy of democracy heading away from it. He was supported by Obama to the chagrin of the Egyptian people who have become anti-American as a result.

I guess this goes under the saying about stopped clocks.

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