The U.S. must confront the Egyptian military’s push for authoritarian rule, Washington Post editorial.

 … Ignoring Egypt’s reversion to autocracy is not an acceptable U.S. policy. It breaks faith with those the United States should be supporting and tells the Egyptian military that it will pay no price for repression. The right U.S. strategy would be to suspend aid and cooperation with the regime until it frees political prisoners and adopts a genuine democratic path. At a minimum, the United States should tell the truth about what is happening in Egypt.

Political activist and coordinator of the April 6 Movement, Ahmed Maher and activist Ahmed Doma (R) show a T-shirt reading 'Dropping the law on demonstrations' during his trial on Dec. 8, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. (Mahmoud Khaled/AFP/Getty Images)

Political activist and coordinator of the April 6 Movement, Ahmed Maher and activist Ahmed Doma (R) show a T-shirt reading ‘Dropping the law on demonstrations’ during his trial on Dec. 8, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. (Mahmoud Khaled/AFP/Getty Images)