August 6th, 2013
04:05 AM ET

U.S. senators out to break Egyptian stalemate

For 35 days and counting, it's been the Muslim Brotherhood against Egypt's military-backed interim government.

Now, two U.S. senators - Republicans John McCain and Lindsay Graham - are playing the role of referee, meeting with both camps to press for a quick return to civilian life.

McCain and Graham are expected to meet with government officials Tuesday. They'll also met separately with the Muslim Brotherhood another time.


Filed under: Politics • World
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  1. chrissy

    Isnt that like sending Frick and Frack, or Laurel and Hardy?

    August 6, 2013 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Well, they have 5 weeks off. Lord knows they haven't done anything here at home.

    August 6, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    lol@chrissy. That was apt.
    Graham & McCain let us now, part of what this country needs to discard from positions of authority & politics. McCain wanted to keep Mubarak propped up until he saw the tide of change in Egypt and backpedaled in a panic a proponent of military interventions. Ditto for Graham , the perennial keeper and executor of the edicts of our 'closest ally'.

    August 6, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    pl read'let us see now'.

    August 6, 2013 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    McCain and Graham, McCain and Graham, McCain and Graham.
    It seems like whenever one name is mentioned, the other one is always there as well. Did they become Siamese twins or something ?
    In regard to them being in Egypt to try to influence what's going on there, the powers that be at this time, from both sides, need to tell them to butt out.
    Do you think would let some outsider come here and tell us what to do with our country ? I think not.

    August 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      They will do what they need to do to protect their own interests; they care not one whit about Egyptians – or Americans, for that matter.

      August 7, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Rightly said @bobcat especially with antiAmerican sentiment on the ground ever rising. Again I would quote the Guardian " A ruinous intervention".

    August 6, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Those who have read that great Jewish intellectual and thinker Naom Chomsky's "Deterring Democracy" and i recommend it highly, would see what and how of this violent bloody mosaic that the M.East is now.

    August 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Our friends @Chrissy ,@dazzle & @banasy may also be interested.

    August 6, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Ty @ saywhat, when my health permits i will.

    August 6, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ronvan

    Egypt should put up a sign for these two! KEEP OUT!! WHY do we continue to re elect all these misfits when they can't get anything done for us?

    August 7, 2013 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    Sorry @chrissy i had missed your post.
    How are you doing my friend? I'm concerned for your health.

    August 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    I shall be able to drive again very soon @ saywhat and of course i will be able to visit my most favorite place on earth then...the library lol!

    August 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |