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Sen. McCain bashes John Kerry for Egypt mess

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As conditions in Egypt quickly devolved into violence on Wednesday, Sen. John McCain criticized Secretary of State John Kerry for praising the military coup overthrowing Egyptian President Morsi.

“As we predicted and feared, chaos in Cairo,” McCain noted on Twitter. “Sec. Kerry praising the military takeover didn’t help.”

Kerry praised the Egyptian military during an August 1 interview with Pakistan’s Geo News.

“In effect, they were restoring democracy,” Kerry said, referring to Egypt’s military. “The military did not take over, to the best of our judgment—so far, so far—to run the country. There’s a civilian government.”


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