NYT: Kerry’s Egypt Trip Ill-Advised

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to Egypt on Monday made a confusing situation even worse—and Kerry should not be seeking common ground with the generals who ousted Egypt’s only democratically elected leader, according to an New York Times editorial on Tuesday. The Times calls out the bad timing of Kerry’s trip, since he arrived on the day that ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s murder trial was set to begin (it was later postponed). Given the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian protests, the Times calls Kerry’s trip “hypocritical” and says he “misfired on the tone and content” of his talks.