Enough with the hand-wringing — the world’s largest Arab country just gave the finger to its authoritarian, Islamist regime. I fail to see the downside.
The worst-case scenario is unfolding in Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood has broken its pledge not to seek the presidency. Since the ouster of Mr. Mubarak, however, many younger and reform-minded members have said they have grown disappointed with Mr. Shater. They say he has enforced an insular and hierarchical culture left over from the … Continue reading Fundamentalists never tolerate moderation
Disgraced author James Frey, in a new tome chronicling the Second Coming of Christ, depicts the Messiah as “an active bisexual who supports his prostitute girlfriend when she aborts her first child.” Replace Jesus with Muhammad and I think you can guess the consequences in places such as Kandahar. While forcing Frey into hiding might count … Continue reading Good thing James Frey isn’t writing about Muhammad
“He wasn’t perfect, but [former Egyptian President Hosni] Mubarak was one of the best friends that we had in the Middle East region,” Bachmann said. “When Mubarak was in trouble, where was the president? He was sitting on his hands and let Mubarak fall.” So Bachmann would have sent U.S. troops to Egypt to defend … Continue reading Bachmann’s pro-dictator policy
Remember that “Seinfeld” episode when George’s luck turned after he decided to act contrary to his normal instincts? Seems an increasing number of Americans have adopted the “opposite” theory when it comes to ideology. Ex: Sarah Palin, loved by many on the right simply because she’s reviled by the left. Nothing else explains her popularity. … Continue reading George Costanza and the Muslim Brotherhood
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 … Continue reading Can conservatives bring themselves to cheer Mubarak’s resignation?
Mubarak might as well have pulled a Glenn Beck and claimed Bill Ayers and his merry band of Bolsheviks were responsible for the protests demanding his ouster. Clearly chaos is Mubarak’s strategy to retain authority. Related Articles Foreign Policy: Mubarak Plays The Blame Game (npr.org)
Any idea what Sarah Palin is criticizing, or suggesting, regarding the civil unrest in Egypt? And nobody yet has explained to the American public what they know, and surely they know more than the rest of us know, who it is who will be taking the place of Mubarak. I’m not real enthused about what … Continue reading The Oakland of political figures