I have to say that, at this point, I can't figure out what's going on in Egypt. But it can still provide me with some innocent amusement. First, this comment, from the BBC:
"Finally, it would pose painful dilemmas for Western policy-makers who have long favoured gradual political reform in the region, fearful that the alternative could be the breakdown of stability and the rise of extremism."
I think it's fair to translate the phrase "gradual politcal reform" as "staying in the hands of the same dictator for decades, so it's much easier to bribe him to do whatever we damned want." Anyone think that's not an accurate interpretation?
And this amusing comment from TPM:
"From an account of a May speech by former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince: "Prince beamed with pride when he said that Blackwater continues to train 'security personnel' from countries like Egypt and Pakistan."
How'd that work out for your clients, huh, Erick? This reminds me of the whole Bush administration, of which Erick was such a vital, if unofficial part. Remember the Woody Allen thing where the lady in a restaurant complains, "such bad food, and such small portions?" Well that sort of sums up everything to do with the Bush Administration- so evil, and so bad at it.