A dictator has been deposed. This is good news.
It wasn’t a conspiracy that brought down Mubarak. It was greed and ruthlessness. And it was Egyptians that defeated him — not Muslim extremists or Bolsheviks. I feel stupid just typing that, yet a disturbing amount of people have bought into the hysterical fearmongering.
This wasn’t about us. Or Israel. The revolutionaries in Egypt weren’t burning the Star of David or chanting “Death to America!” Just “Down with Mubarak!” And their courage has been rewarded.
If you believe dictators should be supported, just because they allegedly serve U.S. interests, you subscribe to a vision of this country that betrays its founding. And it’s counterproductive to our national security (see Hussein, Saddam).
Does the phrase “shining city upon a hill” mean something, or is it just a talking point to be regurgitated by Sarah Palin whenever she has a moment to fill?