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The Boston Globe
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This Boston Globe editorial writes that Mubarak regime holdovers are responsible for the "bogus" claim and charges against American democracy promotion groups, including NDI. The editorial says that the Egyptian military's targeting of Americans sends a signal that they believe the U.S. needs Egypt more than Egypt needs the U.S., thus foreign aid to the country will not end. The editorial calls on U.S. government bodies to "make it clear to Egypt how costly its current course of action could be for all involved."

"The Egyptian military should reconsider its course, not for the sake of the United States, but for the sake of Egypt, which cannot develop a functional democracy without a civil society."