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Egypt’s witch hunt threatens a rupture with the U.S.

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The Washington Post
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Published Date: 
01/31/2012

In light of recent Egyptian government persecution against Americans, including NDI employees, working at pro-democracy organizations in Egypt, the Washington Post's editorial board writes that Egyptian military officials must be diassuaded that U.S. military aid is "inviolate." The board writes that the Egyptian military delegation currently in Washington, D.C., for to discuss security cooperation is behaving as if the situation is "business-as-usual."

"Preserving the alliance with Egypt, and maintaining good relations with its military, is an important U.S. interest. But the Obama administration must be prepared to take an uncompromising stand. If the campaign against U.S., European and Egyptian NGOs is not ended, military aid must be suspended."