Obama officials say that the United States cannot rule out the possibility of engagement with the Muslim Brotherhood — the largest opposition group in Egypt — at the same time that it is espousing support for a democratic Egypt. If Egyptians are allowed free and fair elections, a goal of the Obama administration, then, administration officials say, they will have to deal with the real possibility that an Egyptian government might include members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Pesky Elections Again
Helene Cooper and Mark Landler in the New York Times, writing about Israel's nervousness about post-Mubarak Egypt: