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Egypt's Revolution Will Take Decades

Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 6:55 PM
Re: "While the writer is very intelligent, the phrase moderate Islamist seems like a liberal phrase." That is because Bay is a neo-con, aka a leftist in conservative clothing. There is nothing remotely resembling traditional conservative foreign policy in his column, of the type that someone like Barry Goldwater, for example, would have recognized. We have no business poking around in that hornet's nest known as the Middle East. We have problems enough right here at home to concern us, don't you think?
Egypt's Arab Spring revolution abounds with destructive ambitions and cruel ironies. But to label Egypt's revolution a failure, just two short years into a process involving drastic political change, is an act of extraordinary haste.

Destructive ambitions, borne by ambitious men, and cruel ironies haunt every revolution. The United States, the political entity created by a revolt dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal, permitted slavery until a bitter civil war (eight decades after the revolution) terminated that hideous, unequal practice.

French revolutionaries demanded liberty and equality, but 10 terror-ridden years after Parisians stormed the Bastille, the French...