A new set of international rules
As we all know, a Military Coup did not take place in Egypt.
Jay Carney - Self interest weighs heavily on coup status determination
[...] On Tuesday, Carney reiterated that the administration was considering the security interests of the United States as it decides how to categorize Morsi's ouster.
"We have not made a determination about what to call or label the events in Egypt that led to the change in government there," Carney said, adding that the White House was undergoing a "deliberative process." Link
Obama 2012 election trail - on creating a set of international rules and rising above self interest
And I think that there is a strong belief that we continue to be a superpower, unique perhaps in the annals of history, that is not only self-interested but is also thinking about how to create a set of international rules and norms that everyone can follow and that everyone can benefit from. Link
Yes big deal I know, presidents lie.