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July 1, 2013 - 11:15 pm

Here’s the nearly 2 a.m. news dump from the White House:

President Obama called President Morsy on Monday, July 1, to convey his concerns about recent developments in Egypt.  The President told President Morsy that the United States is committed to the democratic process in Egypt and does not support any single party or group.  He stressed that democracy is about more than elections; it is also about ensuring that the voices of all Egyptians are heard and represented by their government, including the many Egyptians demonstrating throughout the country.  President Obama encouraged President Morsy to take steps to show that he is responsive to their concerns, and underscored that the current crisis can only be resolved through a political process. As he has said since the revolution, President Obama reiterated that only Egyptians can make the decisions that will determine their future.

President Obama also underscored his deep concern about violence during the demonstrations, especially sexual assaults against female citizens. He reiterated his belief that all Egyptians protesting should express themselves peacefully, and urged President Morsy to make clear to his supporters that all forms of violence are unacceptable. Finally, the President noted that he is committed to the safety of U.S. diplomats and citizens in Egypt and stressed his expectation that the Government of Egypt continue to protect U.S. diplomatic personnel and facilities.

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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anti-Midas example #153,487. Everything Dear Liar touches turns to garbage.
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" [Obama] stressed that democracy is about more than elections"
Yeah, right. Remember this: http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2009/01/23/obama-to-gop-i-won/

Another fine example of "do as I say, not as I do"
1 year ago
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pretty sure Morsi was washing his hair or cutting his toe nails as he took the call - throwing in a few uh ha's here and there to let the O know he hadn't hung up
1 year ago
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The incorrect spelling of Morsi in this WH document is more telling than any of the predictable babble it contains. Are these people given an incompetency test before being hired or do they just become that way through osmosis?
1 year ago
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Yeah, Obama might want to try backing someone who doesn't forbid 10 million Coptic Christians to be President in their own frickin' country. Then add in women, who are also forbidden by law to be President. Idiot. Funny thing for a moron: he's all against the after effects of colonization but not when it comes to colonized Christians.
1 year ago
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Please change his name to Morsi and delete this message.
1 year ago
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The President told President Morsy that the United States is committed to the democratic process in Egypt and does not support any single party or group. Obama is such a liar, US is committed to the democratic process, Obama is committed to the Muslim Brotherhood, get that!
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