Clinton's Diplomatic Visit Comes To A Close
With post-Mubarak Egypt locked in a political impasse, Clinton shuttled between meetings with the new president, Mohammed Morsi, and the generals who took power after Mubarak's fall.
She tried to exert what influence Washington still has with the army chief whose key role is splitting the country between those who see the military as a threat to democracy and those clinging to it as a bastion of stability.
The political transition was a central topic in talks with Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, as were Egypt's economic needs.
With the US having already approved yet another massive delivery of military aid, it was unclear what leverage Washington has as it seeks to stabilize Egypt.
The United States is in a difficult spot; eager to be seen as a champion of democracy and human rights after three decades of close cooperation with Mubarak despite his abysmal record in advancing either.
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