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Monday, July 01, 2013


It was a surprise.
Official Washington was surprised by the size of the demonstrations against Morsi and the Brotherhood.
It's time for a John Kerry droning speech. Perhaps a President Obama talk with low key insights. Maybe John McCain should say something intelligent for a change.
There were even larger demonstrators in Tahrir Square and elsewhere across the nation. For Western diplomats in Cairo and in Western capitals, especially Washington, it was a surprise to see millions of demonstrators demanding a premature end to the four-year term of Morsi, the Muslim Brother who made it "from prison to palace."
A surprise...
It was a surprise when we woke up in May-June 2003 and discovered the Baghdad Museum was being looted:  There were no Iraqi Police! The  Coalition Provisional Council under Paul Bremer had sacked them all!

Then Iraq devolved into chaos...

Then the Taliban returned after we neglected Afghanistan for 5 or 6 years...

The people of Egypt know we backed Mubarak for years, then we caved to the Islamist Brotherhood. They know our colors now. We shall not surprise them anymore.

photo: Ahram Online

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