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Conservative John Bolton ambassador.
How do you see this playing -- Well I don't think anybody can really -- predict with any accuracy I don't think the military's ultimatum was aimed entirely at more C I think was also aimed at the demonstrators to try and get stability and order back on the streets all of this has it.
Terribly detrimental effect on the Egyptian economy.
And -- has made it clear he's not gonna go easily so the militaries and -- very difficult position here I think we're on a nice edge today.
We've seen some violence already in the past that -- for hours but it could get a lot worse.
Right I mean the Muslim Brotherhood.
More -- part in the Muslim Brotherhood they waited a couple of decades since sort of incubator it.
Mubarak was in charge they finally get it takes the power.
How likely is it that they'll give it up you know I mean don't want they -- -- do or die life for -- stand right now.
Well I don't think they're gonna go away easily you know they admit there's a real irony in this whole debate Mohamed -- was elected in what international observers called a free and fair election it was close he only got about 52% of the vote.
But in parliamentary elections the Muslim Brotherhood and even more extreme islamists has got between two thirds and three quarters.
So if the military steps -- And throws out -- throws out the parliament throws at the constitution.
I just think that's gonna inflame the Muslim Brotherhood and it's a fine irony is I say that the supposedly pro democratic forces are now.
Relying on the military but they're worried that if they don't stop the Muslim Brotherhood here.
They will go one end and we'll have Sharia law and no more democracy and also the stakes are extremely high here I think the military itself is divided.
And that's why there's a real risk of chaos.
Right so where does that put America I mean we have to been something of a precarious situation.
-- promote democracy but when the outcomes are what we want.
What do we do.
Well I think I think the the issue here is what's best for American national interest and pursuing abstractions like democracy.
As I just said in a situation where it's hard to find out who the real Democrats.
Real Democrats are.
I think our interest is in a stable Egypt that maintains its international obligations.
The Camp David accords with Israel keeping the Suez Canal open and I think that puts us largely on the side of the military which.
Better be on our side given the billions of dollars to date we've given them over the years and with chunks of the opposition the Coptic Christians.
Almost unanimous in their opposition to Morsi.
Fearing what would happen if the brotherhood really got its way.
While I get a today it seems like -- what you described as what they had before they overthrew that in it's hard for me to imagine them going back to them but ambassador.
-- -- we're gonna major in the next few days thanks a lot.
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