August 14, 2012

Morsi's Downside: Now He Has to Deliver

Aaron David Miller, The National Interest

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The Muslim Brotherhood is a worrisome organization. Its long-range goal is to transform the secular character of the Egyptian state—if not to control it. Its views on Israel and Jews run from hostile to anti-Semitic. And I wouldn’t want to be a woman in the new Egypt.

But Morsi’s strike against the generals—apparently with some of their consent—also offers the proverbial silver lining. And that’s this: as Spiderman says, with power comes responsibility, and with that responsibility comes accountability. Egypt isn’t an easy country to run. If the Muslim Brotherhood doesn’t produce, it’ll be blamed, and the Islamists will be discredited too.

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TAGGED: Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi


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