The official line from the White House now is that it's "not for our country or our government to determine" Egypt's future.
Maybe not, but our country and our government have certainly played a role in determining Egypt's recent past. The U.S. has given Egypt $1.3 billion a year in military aid since the Camp David Accords established peace with Israel in 1979. That money goes to buy tanks and helicopters and fighter jets.
The U.S. spends another several hundred million dollars a year on economic development, some of it going back the U.S. in purchases of our goods.
Over at Pro Publica, Marian Wang runs the FAQ on America's relationship with Egypt -- her post is a linksfest. You'll be glad you played. Then we'll see you at 9 P.M. Eastern with a full hour of coverage you won't get anywhere else.