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Clinton Urges 'Real Democracy' in Egypt

Read between the lines: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Sunday that she wants Egyptians to have a free and fair election as a result of the anti-government uproar. Clinton reiterated President Obama's statements that support "universal rights" and steps to advance "political reform within Egypt," without mentioning the potential fall of President Hosni Mubarak. While both Clinton and Obama denounced the widespread looting and violence, Clinton applauded the Egyptian military for walking the delicate line between keeping order and protecting protesters' rights. Meanwhile, Clinton told ABC News that the White House has not discussed cutting off military aid to Egypt, which is one of the biggest recipients of U.S. military aid. "We always are looking and reviewing our aid but right now we are trying to convey a message that is very clear, that we want to ensure there is no violence and no provocation that result in violence," she said.