Global Politics

The State of US-Egypt Relations

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President Obama is treading delicately as tumult continues in Egypt. President Mubarak has been an ally of the United States for a long time, but the popular uprising has forced President Obama to come out in support of the protesters without being seen as meddling in the region.

It's a challenging role for the U.S. president. David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times says that President Obama has a knows he cannot "be seen deposing foreign leaders" even while some are asking for him to take a stronger role in Egypt.

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