Leader's Digest - Egypt

  • Aired:  08/07/13
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The U.S. declines acknowledgement of Egypt's coup, but sends its "A" team of John McCain and Lindsey Graham to Cairo. (2:26)

THAT QUICK.

ACTUALLY, RUSSIA IS NOT ONLY

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP STORY WE'RE

DEALING WITH TONIGHT WHICH BRINS

US TO OUR NEW SEGMENT...

INDEED.

NOW, WE'VE ALREADY DEALT WITH

RUSSIA, SO LET'S SEE WHERE OUR

MAGICAL DPLOAB WILL TAKE US NEXT

EGYPT!

EGYPT.

I JUST LIFT EGYPT.

I'M NOT-- I'M NOT USED TO GUNS.

( LAUGHTER )

AS THE SITUATION IN EGYPT

CONTINUES TO DEVOLVE, THE U.S.

LIKE A POLAR BEAR ON A HASTILY

MELTING GLACKIER IS TRYING TO

ACT LIKE EVERYTHING'S STILL

COOL.

( LAUGHTER )

A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, WE

DISCUSSED HOW, DUE TO AN

UNHELPFUL U.S. LAW WE ARE UNABLE

TO CALL THE EGYPTIAN MILITARY

TAKEOVER OF THEIR GOVERNMENT A

COUP BECAUSE IF WE UTTER THE

DIPLOMATICALLY OFFENSIVE "C"

WORD WE WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE

TO SEND EGYPT AID, OUR ONLY

NONMISSILE-BASED MOVE.

DON'T WORRY.

SINCE THEN WE'VE COME UP WITH AN

INGENIOUS SOLUTION.

>> LAW DOES NOT REQUIRE US TO

MAKE A FORMAL DETERMINATION.

THAT IS A REVIEW WE HAVE

UNDERGONE, AS TO WHETHER COUP

TOOK PLACE AND IT IS NOT IN OUR

NATIONAL INTEREST TO MAKE SUCH A

DETERMINATION.

>> John: YSHES BECAUSE YOU

FORGOT.

OUR OTHER.

ILOMATIC MOVE.

THE LAW SAYS WE HAVE TO CUT OFF

AID IF THERE IS A COUP, BUT IT

DOESN'T SAY WE HAVE TO KNOW WHAT

A COUP IS.

IGNORANCE AND DIPLOMATIC BLISS.

CLEARLY, THIS IS A VERY DELICATE

SITUATION, BOTH PHYSICALLY AND

LINGUISTICALLY, AND THAT ISçó WHYñr

THE WHITEH%USE DISPATCHED ITS

"A" TEAM.

>> REPUBLICANS JOHN McCAIN AND

LINDSEY GRAHAM THROUGH TO CAIRO

AT PRESIDENT OBAMA'S RIDICULOUS.

>> John: I'M SORRY, DID I SAY

DISPATCHED THEIR "A" TEAM?

THEY DISPATCHED A TEAM.

( APPLAUSE ).

LET'S BE FAIR, THESE ARE TWO

VERY SEASONED POLITICIANS.

ALL THEY REALLY HAVE TO DO IS

NOT SAY THE WORD "COUP."

>> THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE

FORMER GOVERNMENT PRESIDENT'S

REMOVAL WERE A COUP.

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