Coup in Egypt raises doubts about U.S. policy

July 6, 2013 12:57 PM

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Coup in Egypt raises doubts about U.S. policy

WASHINGTON -- The military overthrow of the democratically elected government in Egypt, for decades one of the United States' most important Arab allies, has rekindled a fierce debate about whether the Obama administration’s Mideast policy has been too passive and ineffective.

President Obama declared that U.S. allegiance is to “democratic principles” after Egypt’s army toppled President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday, but critics charge that the administration made only halfhearted attempts to steer Morsi’s increasingly authoritarian government toward democracy and respect f...

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