Given how low Washington is regarded by the average person in Egypt and the Arab Street, China should not have too much difficulty inserting itself as a wedge between them going forward. Based on Mr. Morsi's bold strides in foreign policy, China knows it has a friend in Cairo.
Obama is well-spoken and polite, but all his rhetoric about multilateralism has had no tangible meaning. The discourse within the foreign affairs community is replete with "they shoulds" and "they musts."
To retain our place in the world, we must build products that the world will love, and the good news is that we have all the pieces to do so within our grasp. We must take up the mantle of American ingenuity.