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Nov 26, 2012
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The critics who worry that I've assumed dictatorial powers should just relax. I'm simply doing what's best for Egypt, and it's temporary. A little to the left...
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  1. Klinger1
    walruscarver2000  almost 5 years ago

    Civilization; Muslim Brotherhood Style.

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    mikefive  almost 5 years ago

    Should be removal, not placement.

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    Uncle Joe gc insider almost 5 years ago

    Problem is that the judges who are opposing Morsi are all Mubarek hold-overs. It’s hard to find anyone to support in mid-east politics.

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    I Play One On TV  almost 5 years ago

    @ansonia:

    I think almost all of us were expecting this to happen. It’s certainly not the only time this has happened, especially in the Middle East. People are not always who they appear to be, and those people we have thought of as allies often are not.

    Recent examples would be Ahmed Chalabi, Saddam Hussein, Pervez Musharref, and Osama bin Ladin.

    To think that Obama had any ability to make this happen or to stop this is another example of people blaming everything that goes against our personal wishes on Obama. This is counterproductive. Witness the number of people on this site who are arguing that we should arm the Syrian rebels. It’s Obama’s fault that we’re not. Until he arms them and finds out they’re Hamas in disguise, and then it will be Obama’s fault that he supported the wrong guys.

    I will agree that Obama has made mistakes. I will not accept that he has an agenda to destroy America. I believe even the worst of presidents came to office with the desire to improve the country, whether that translates into reality or not.

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    Fuzzy Thinker gc insider almost 5 years ago

    US State Dept has a history of supporting one-man rule. It is much easier to influence a dictator’s international behavior than a parliament of pluralist opinions. Besides, politicians have better luck with a corrupt person that is drunk from power than a honest person. US Presidents make democratic noises, US State Dept behaves otherwise.

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    walruscarver2000  almost 5 years ago

    Kind of like having to choose between the Bloods and the Cripes.

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    lonecat  almost 5 years ago

    I’m a big believer in democracy, but democracy is not easy to achieve. It’s rather rare in the history of the world — very few people have lived in democracies. It takes a long time to learn how to be democratic, and it probably only works in certain rather specific circumstances. Revolutions are complex, and they don’t always work out very well. And even when they do, it can take a long time, with a lot of bumps in the road. I wish the Egyptian people well, but I’m not at all surprised that they didn’t immediately create a Western style democracy.

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    walruscarver2000  almost 5 years ago

    You already know the answer. “The enemy of my enemy…”

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