Egyptian protesters were a bunch of schoolyard bullies to Hillary Clinton on Sunday when they threw tomatoes and shoes while chanting "Monica! Monica! Monica!" at her. Honestly, who throws a shoe?
CNN reports Clinton was in Egypt to talk with the country's military leaders and new President Mohamed Morsi to urge they cooperate and work together in the future. Reuters says no one's really sure what message the protesters were trying to send, except to remind her of that time her husband cheated on her. Apparently one Egyptian official got hit by a tomato, but everyone else was sparred.
Clinton asked leader of the military council Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi to return to a "purely national security role" during their meeting on Sunday, but just a few hours later it seems as though her message fell on deaf ears. Speaking at a press conference, Tatwani said the military won't be bossed around by the Muslim Brotherhood. "Egypt will never fall. It belongs to all Egyptians and not to a certain group — the armed forces will not allow it," he said. "The armed forces will not allow anyone, especially those pushed from outside, to distract it from its role as the protector of Egypt... The army will never commit treason and will continue to perform its duties until Egypt reaches the shores of safety."
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