Den minste antydning til at USA kritiserer Mohamed Morsis styre, og Brorskapet langer ut mot USA for å holde med generalene. En slik anklage vil ikke USA ha sittende på seg, og forsøker å ta tilbake ordene. Det eneste de oppnår er å vise at USA ikke vil støte Brorskapet fra seg, og dermed øker avstanden til det liberale og moderate Egypt.
USA blir sittende tomhendt igjen.
BBC melder at USA har bedt det nye styret å avstå fra vilkårlige arrestasjoner. Lederne svarer at de kun har foretatt noen få arrestasjoner og det av folk som har truet med eller oppfordret til vold.
The detentions have been criticized by rights groups and the Obama administration, which spent Thursday walking back remarks made early in the day by a State Department spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, seeming to criticize Mr. Morsi as undemocratic and in so doing seeming to validate the military’s move to oust him.
Reuters reported that Ms. Psaki’s counterpart at Egypt’s Foreign Ministry, Badr Abdelatty, interpreted her remarks as a welcome signal that the United States understood “the political developments that Egypt is witnessing in recent days as embodying the will of the millions of Egyptians who took to the streets starting on June 30 to ask for their legitimate rights and call for early elections.”
The Muslim Brotherhood denounced her remarks as hypocritical and further proof of what it has called American endorsement of the military takeover in Egypt.
At her regular State Department briefing on Thursday, asked about the reactions, Ms. Psaki said she had been “referring to all of the voices that have been — we have heard coming — the millions, I should say, coming from Egypt, and how strongly they have voiced their views about his rule.” She added, “But beyond that is up for the Egyptian people to determine.”