The Price of Stability in Egypt for the US

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Aug. 19 (Bloomberg) -- On today's "Global Outlook," Matt Miller looks at the continuing violence in Egypt and its effect on US foreign policy on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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Following violence in cairo, a new twist for egypt.

Former president hosni mubarak to be freed.

Our matt miller has more.

It is a surprise, and it is really interesting.

The mubarak story is interesting, with his release coinciding with the coup d'etat.

Or you could see this secular military regime keep him in detention while they decide the fate of egypt going forward, so therein lies the rub.

There is a lot more at stake.

And another 36 islam us killed in custody.

-- islamists killed in custody.

Meanwhile, the muslim brotherhood, demanding president morsi be reinstated, -- the sinai peninsula . here is what senator bob corker had to say over the weekend.

It is time for us to recalibrate.

I do not want to cut off our relations, and i do expect we will continue to have things forthcoming.

That is the heart of this secular versus other things drama.

We send not just military aid to buy things like tanks or planes, or as senator rand paul says, to buy apartments for the dictators, but we are also buying a foothold in the middle east in a muslim tinderbox, and, really, support for our biggest benefactor in the world, which a lot of people would say is israel.

It is not a straight cut decision.

Ironically, a strong egyptian army may be a friend to israel.

This military junta that is running it -- jcpenney.

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