A lot has been said about the real and imagined role of the United States in the recent events in Egypt. Most of this commentary is based on wild exaggerations regarding Washington’s intentions and its supposed capabilities. The Islamists and the liberals fundamentally disagree on many salient issues but they do agree on criticizing Washington’s “conspiracies,” while conveniently forgetting that in the past they sought its friendship and hoped that it would recognize their legitimacy. The Egyptian political discourse on the U.S. reveals in a stark fashion that various powerful groups, and the intellectuals, analysts and activists affiliated with them, draw sustenance from the same spring of conspiracies.
Support for Mursi?
U.S. welcomed the election of President Mohammed Mursi and deemed the process a democratic one