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Egypt's 'Moderate' Despot

R. Thomas2 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:58 AM
"Morsi proceeded to purge scores of newspaper editors and publishers, declare himself in charge of the drafting of the new constitution and all but wore a sandwich board with the words "I'm becoming a dictator!" on it. " I'll LMAO when I see the editors and journalists associated with Time, CNN, MSNBC, HuffPo, NY Times etc being stood up against the wall with blindfolds on asking--what did we do??? It starting there but soon coming to your neighborhood.
What do you call a leader of a theocratic and cultish movement with a deep and clear disdain for democracy who suddenly assumes dictatorial powers?

A "moderate," of course.

Ever since the Muslim Brotherhood broke its promise to stay out of Egypt's presidential election in the aftermath of the revolution, many Western observers have been in denial about what has been going on. In less than half a year, Mohamed Morsi has deftly built the foundation for despotism.

Much as the Nazis brilliantly cast themselves as reformers sweeping away the corruption of the Weimar Republic,...