February 12, 2014

Sisi's Grave Choice

Hussein Ibish, NOW Lebanon

The Associated Press

A wise advisor might, at this crucial stage, be whispering in the Field Marshal's ear that perhaps the burden of the highest office in the land ought be better left to someone like Mr. Mansour, his Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi, or any number of other plausible civilians, while it is in the best interests of both Sisi personally and the military as a whole – for which he has become an icon and a synecdoche – and its current enviable position in Egyptian society, that he be content to remain defense minister and commander in- chief.

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