Sunday, July 7, 2013

What to do about Egypt

Millions want Morsi out, perhaps an overwhelming majority, but it's hard to tell.  The military topples a democratically elected government and the US is mute, failing to condemn or even really acknowledge a coup.  Frankly though, saying as little as possible at this point is probably the best path forward, so I can't fault the administration.

The question then is what to do?  Support democracy the process?  Or, support democracy, the people?  Or... just sit back and watch?

Honestly, I don't think our politicians aren't all that comfortable with "political Islam", and weren't too keen when the Muslim Brotherhood came out on top in a democratic election.  We've pretty much been accused by one side of looking the other way as the Egyptian military ousted their democratically elected leader and accused by the other of supporting a budding dictator.  Seems we can't win for losing.

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