Cairo's streets are filled with demonstrations against Egypt's president. It sounds awfully familiar, but since the grievances are against an Islamist this time around, don't expect "the people" to enjoy U.S. support.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who came to power as leader of the "civilizational jihadist" Muslim Brotherhood, is besieged with protests from his people after giving himself Pharaoh-like powers that include a ban on challenges to his decrees and the weakening of Egypt's judiciary.
Crowds torched Brotherhood offices in cities across the land of the pyramids, and they jammed Cairo's Tahrir Square with shouts of "Out! Out!"
Gee, isn't Morsi a man of the people, personifying the "new beginning" of President Obama's 2009 Cairo University "apology to Muslims" speech? And didn't Morsi, just a day before his power grab, become the Peacemaker of Palestine by joining with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in forging an Israeli-Hamas cease-fire?
How could Morsi be corrupt, and how could the people turn against their liberator? As the rock singer says, "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."
Morsi has become just as tyrannical as his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak — except Mubarak was a staunch U.S. ally Read More At IBD: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/112312-634549-obama-prefers-morsi-tyranny-to-us-ally-mubarak.htm#ixzz2D8N0P041
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