The U.S. ponders 'what’s in a name?' as it contorts to avoid an Egyptian 'coup'
The military takeover in Cairo looks like a coup, walks like a coup and quacks like a coup, but defining it as such could destabilize the new regime and threaten the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty.
“Tis but thy name that is my enemy. What’s in a name?” bemoaned Juliet on the balcony in Verona as Romeo hid in the bushes below. Quite a lot, as it turned out, both in the tragic end of Shakespeare’s play, and in the U.S. administration’s acrobatic efforts to refrain from using the dreaded word “coup” in describing Wednesday’s military takeover in