Friday, November 23, 2012

Cashing His Check

President Mursi of Egypt cashed his check for brokering a Gaza ceasefire:

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's decree that put his decisions above legal challenge until a new parliament was elected caused fury amongst his opponents on Friday who accused him of being the new Hosni Mubarak and hijacking the revolution.

Toppling Mubarak did not bring democracy and rule of law. However necessary, the fight for the end of autocracy only began with Mubarak's departure.

Will Egyptians who want something better than continued mis-rule for the benefit of the elites carry on the fight?

Is our new Cairo outreach a blank check to Mursi in exchange for "stability" there no matter the price Egyptians pay?