It's highly unlikely former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak would have
pursued his repressive police-state policies for nearly 30 years without
the full support of the American government, which was primarily
interested in containing religious extremism, maintaining regional
stability and protecting Israel. Now with the Muslim Brotherhood's
Mohamed Morsi in power as president, U.S. policy is in a state of flux
and, although the military still holds de facto power, the Brotherhood
"long game" has the State Department on edge.
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