Sec. Clinton has been talking out of both sides of her mouth. Two weeks ago, she said the SCAF’s delay for Presidential elections until 2013 was ‘appropriate.’ This past wee, she has been verbally scolding SCAF. But look, every US president who served the last 40 years scolded Mubarak but never left his side.
The Obama Administration is overly concerned about security and Egypt’s treaty with Israel. Repression by SCAF isn’t going to ensure either. Stability will come with elections to Parliament, the Presidential election date set for next Spring and overturning the emergency law.
SCAF itself is the provocateur for chaos. It has sewn dissent between Copts and Muslims. It has reneged on promises. It continues to give mixed signals in a volatile situation. SCAF is either setting the stage for more repression or incredibly clumsy and stupid.
Obama needs to move on this immediately.