Thursday, June 14, 2012
Chaos in Egypt
From Cairo (CNN) -- Egypt's highest court declared the parliament invalid Thursday, and the country's interim military rulers promptly declared full legislative authority, triggering a new level of chaos and confusion in the country's leadership.
If this comes down to a choice between a military dictatorship similar to Mubarak's or a militant Islamic theocracy, I'll take the military dictatorship 10 out of 10 times. We've been dealing with the Egyptian military for decades and know exactly what that entails. With the Muslim Brotherhood holding the reins of power, Egypt could well descend into Afghanistan or Iran, another breeding ground for anti-Americanism and exporter of terrorists.
It could also wind up a possible theater for a misbegotten invasion of US forces to establish western-style democracy in what will have become a third-world country that can't comprehend democracy, much less sustain it.