WashSpeak: Monitoring Developments

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Loosely translated, “monitoring developments” means, “We don’t know what will happen either and are trying to keep our options open.” The situation in Egypt has unfolded so quickly in the past six days that the administration is trying to walk a fine line in what it says.

In Washington, when in doubt, just say you’re “monitoring developments.”

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WashSpeak: Monitoring Developments

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