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McCain Says ‘We Should Have Seen This Coming’ in Egypt

Senator John McCain said the U.S. should have foreseen the unrest in Egypt after years of failed efforts to push the Arab world’s most populous nation toward democratic reform.

Acknowledging the benefit of hindsight, the senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee said Egyptian public anger toward ousted President Hosni Mubarak had been evident since a widely contested 2005 election.