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Bessent: Bad day for democracy in Egypt

Fireworks light the sky as opponents of Egypt's

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It was not a good day for for democracy in Egypt Wednesday. Not with the nation’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, being ousted in a military coup. Morsi was a terrible leader. Backed by the Muslim Brotherhood he temporarily claimed almost dictatorial powers and locked everyone but his Islamist allies out of the government. And he did nothing to improve the economy, which...

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