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President Barack Obama and his national security team have always been deeply pragmatic and their reaction to recent events in Egypt is a classic example of that.
The sense in the White House is that to cancel military aid to Egypt might have sounded good today, but actually it would have achieved very little beyond alienating Egyptian generals forever.
For that reason President Obama was very cautious today.
Even this UN Security Council meeting that will be under way in just a few minutes in New York was requested not by the US but by Britain, France and Australia.