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Egypt's Morsi honours retired military brass Tantawi and Anan

The former head of Egypt's military and one-time de facto ruler, Hussein Tantawi, and former chief of staff Sami Anan arrive to presidential palace to receive state medals

Ahram Online, Tuesday 14 Aug 2012
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In this photo released by Middle East News Agency, former Defense Minister Hussein Tantawi, left, receives a high medal from Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi at the Presidential Palace in Cairo (Photo: AP)
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Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi is set to honour the former head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) field marshall Hussein Tantawi and former chief of staff general Sami Anan in a celebration at the presidential palace on Tuesday.

On Sunday, Morsi cancelled the military-drafted addendum to the Constitutional Declaration, which put many authorities in military hands just before he was announced president in June.

Once the president wrested powers back to the executive, he nearly immediately announced he was retiring both top SCAF members and swore-in their replacements.

Morsi assures that the two top brass had agreed to retire and that they will work as his advisors.

Tantawi will be granted the Nile Medal, Egypt's highest state honour, and Anan the State Medal.

Tantawi was the subject of much criticism as many voices accused him of entrenching the old regime post-revolution.

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15-08-2012 03:26pm
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let him go
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ASABRY
15-08-2012 02:39am
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Tantawi Exit....
He was jack of all trade master of none, he has been decorated by corrupted leaders like Morse, he is not a war hero, he never won a wars...
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expat
14-08-2012 11:32pm
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one scape goat is enough in this part of the world
its fine by me,that this hero of war grabs his medal on the way out...goldened by retirement plans etc but he leaves the only power to regulate the brotherhood in vain and this,after he betrayed his former boss sincerly one fmaily is in jail,why not the whole system,if you really want justice? in the end,the second line figures are helpful for everybody new power,its the same all over again
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ali
14-08-2012 10:15pm
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credit to tantawi
Although I support morsi and i hope he re-eshtalises the khilafah but i respect tantawi and co for not turning egypt into syria like turmoil. Egypt could have gone into civil war and destruction so tantawi deserve respect in that sense.
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Ray
14-08-2012 05:21pm
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Good Move
Its good that the general will retire in style and enjoy civilian life with their family without hassles, no fear though in some instance. But that shows great maturity of the two. Africa will emulate Egypt, thanks big guy you fought your battle its time to take a rest. Zimbabwe
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