This is what the U. S. had to say about Egypt before the recent coup:
State and USAID: Egypt has undergone profound change since its January 2011 revolution. Smart, catalytic engagement by the U.S. Government can accelerate progress towards a more stable, secure, open, democratic and prosperous Egypt. U.S. assistance will support the Egyptian people as they strive to develop a legitimate democratic government that represents all Egyptians, promotes political freedoms, and creates economic opportunities. As part of the continued partnership, the United States will encourage Egyptian efforts to expand civil liberties; introduce transparency, accountability, and the rule of law; and foster democratic institutions, including the criminal justice sector. Assistance also supports economic rejuvenation and modernization and provides vital investments in health and education, including a landmark higher education initiative. The Egyptian Government is a vital partner in countering regional security threats, and the United States will assist the Egyptian Government in modernizing its defense forces and improving its antiterrorism capabilities. The United States will continue to encourage Egypt’s efforts to combat terrorism in the region. U.S. assistance supports U.S. efforts to support Egypt’s continued implementation of its peace treaty with Israel. (Source: Congressional Budget Justification FY 2014) Source: ForeignAssistance.gov
For a detailed look at where the dollars do go check out http://foreignassistance.gov/OU.aspx?OUID=165&FY=2013&AgencyID=0&budTab=tab_Bud_Overview
This is what the U. S. has to say now:
From NY Times Egypt WarnsPro-Morsi Protesters To Leave Sit-In
"In his first visit to Cairo last month, Burns [Deputy Secretary of State William Burns] signaled that while Washington was calling for an inclusive transition, it had moved on from Morsi and his Brotherhood group. But he also stressed that Egypt's "second chance" at democracy could not happen without the Brotherhood's participation."
I was under the impression that Mohamed Morsi was a democratically elected president of Egypt and when he appointed many members of the Muslim Brotherhood to his cabinet/inner circle was when the people of Egypt began to take exception to Morsi's rule. The Brotherhood is not liked by a vast number of the population of Egypt, especially the female population. The United States is getting itself in an interesting position on this in more ways than one.
If the recent events and the ouster of Morsi was indeed a military coup, then all monetary aid to Egypt must by United States law be ceased. The U. S. is reluctant to stop funding many of its programs to Egypt and therefore does not want to recognize this as a coup.
Stressing that Egypt's democracy cannot happen without the participation of the Brotherhood is not going to make many friends in the population-general in Egypt. But then this will not be the first time that we find ourselves sleeping with the devil. We seem to do it a lot in that area of the world.