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  • Anonymous

    The Muslim Brotherhood is evil. And our president helped them take over. That doesn’t speak very highly of our president.

    • Anonymous

      You think Mubarak should have stayed in power?

      • Anonymous

        At least we could work with him. The Muslim Brotherhood is pure evil, and they will stab us in the back every chance they get.

        • Anonymous

          That’s saying you’d rather see a dictatorship over a democracy because you didn’t like who the Egyptians voted for. That’s ridiculous. I don’t know why you think you should be able to control others. With the Green Party thing, you said not on your watch, like somehow it’s your decision to make how others vote. Same thing for Egypt — you don’t get to control them. I think it’s insane you’d rather they seem ruled by someone unelected over allowing them to make their own choice. 

        • Anonymous

          In terms of the Egyptian political spectrum, with the liberal secularists on one end of the spectrum and the Islamist radicals on the other end, the Muslim Brotherhood is in the middle (which is why they won in free elections).  The far-right Islamist radicals hate the Muslim Brotherhood because they are relatively moderate.  Notice that President Muhammad Morsi fired the top general because the army failed to adequately protect the country from the Islamist extremists.
          If the United States is not willing to deal with the freely elected Egyptian middle-of-the road president, then the only other viable options would be military dictators, or murderous Islamist extremists.  Which would you perfer?

    • Anonymous

      So you are against free elections? You are against civilian government? It’s true that our president favored free elections, and opposed dictatorship. You criticize him for his advocacy of free elections. How odd.

  • Anonymous

    Egypt now has a democratically elected civilian government that
    exercises real control over both domestic and foreign policy for the
    first time in its history.

    Something similar could have been said of Germany in 1933. Democracy, by itself, is no guarantee of anything good.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. But, for some reason people seem to forget.

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