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    we did a lot of harm, but some good maybe. From the first statements of Mullen and Gates after the protests started, it was clear our military was stressing to their counterparts that professional militaries should function under civilian leadership.  I hope the Egyptian military believes that.  I hope that a strong civilian government can be implemented.

    •  why I said a bit... (1+ / 0-)
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      I just look at the difference between Iran and Egypt...

      The military had the final call here...the fact that they were heavily influenced by US Military rules, likely played a strong role in their decision not use force...

      "Senator McCain offered up the oldest Washington stunt in the book - you pass the buck to a commission to study the problem." - Senator Obama, 9-16-2008

      by justmy2 on Fri Feb 11, 2011 at 08:35:06 AM PST

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