In Egypt, a blow to theocracy, not democracy
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.
Fundamentalists never tolerate moderation
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…
Bachmann’s pro-dictator policy
“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…
George Costanza and the Muslim Brotherhood
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.…
Can conservatives bring themselves to cheer Mubarak’s resignation?
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…