December 7, 2012

Mr. Morsi, You Own This Mess

Ursula Lindsey, The Arabist

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There are reports that the president will make a statement tonight, and it's none too soon. Isn't it amazing that Morsi hasn't said a word yet about the clashes, deaths and injuries that took place outside the presidential palace, and the trickle of resignations (of his own advisors, the head of state TV, the christian VP of his own party) that has steadily followed? What kind of leadership is this?

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TAGGED: Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi


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