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Editorial: Aiding Egypt is in America's interest

Eric Schwartz weighs in on U.S. economic aid to Egypt.

"This demonstration of support for the democratic processes in the Middle East enhances our capacity to pursue other measures in the region in ways that regional actors deem as credible and not reflective of general hostility on the part of the United States in the region," Schwartz said. "Our ability to make these sorts of distinction of support that are consistent with our interest enhance our credibility and our capacity when we have to take tougher measures elsewhere."

Star Tribune
September 5, 2012

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