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Democratic Shortcomings Complicate U.S.-Egypt Relations

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Democratic Shortcomings Complicate U.S.-Egypt Relations

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Democratic Shortcomings Complicate U.S.-Egypt Relations

Democratic Shortcomings Complicate U.S.-Egypt Relations

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, left, meets with President Bush in 2002. White House hide caption

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President Bush has singled out Egypt in his push for democratic reforms in the Middle East. However, Egypt believes its larger strategic importance to the U.S. may outweigh its concerns about democracy in that country.