Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"We are only in the second inning"

Wait, didn't Christiane Amanpour on "This Week" say she got a call from the Muslim Brotherhood and they personally assured her they had no aims for power in Egypt.

George Will on that same show said "we are in the second inning of a nine inning game" and no one knows the outcome.  I agree with Will. 
Less than a day after Mubarak was thrown out, a lot of us who were, and still are concerned about how this eventually plays out, were scolded in an almost 'I told you so' fashion. We were labeled as fear mongers and conspiracy theorists.
I pray this turns out good for the Egyptian people, and for Egypt's relations with the United States and Israel; but I still fear when we get to the ninth inning we will have an even more dangerous Middle East.


CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's long banned Muslim Brotherhood said Tuesday it intends to form a political party once democracy is established, as the country's new military rulers launched a panel of experts to amend the country's constitution enough to allow democratic elections later this year.
The panel is to draw up changes at a breakneck pace - within 10 days - to end the monopoly that ousted President Hosni Mubarak's ruling party once held, which it ensured through widespread election rigging. The initial changes may not be enough for many in Egypt calling for the current constitution, now suspended by the military, to be thrown out completely and rewritten to ensure no one can once again establish autocratic rule. Two members on the panel said the next elected government could further change the document if it choses.
The military's choices for the panel's makeup were a sign of the new political legitimacy of the Muslim Brotherhood, the fundamentalist group that was the most bitter rival of Mubarak's regime.

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