I can't help but wonder..
Is this part of a price the US had to pay in order for the more or less peacefull recent anti-Mubarak protests (With the exception of Alaa, Mohamed, and Mostafa getting into scuffles and getting their cameras taken) to take place without major incidents? If that's not it, what kind of deal was cut here? Just the usual arms dealing? If that's the case, is this a price Egypt had to pay to keep the US placated and ease the pressure? I realize i am reaching into my inner-conspiracy theorist, but the timing of it all, one week after Rice's visit, doesn't help but make me slightly paranoid here!