Egypt's Mursi to meet judges over power grab

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JamesChirico wrote:

Someone in this editorial dept. should fact check articles. Mursi won with 28% of the vote. The legislature is not majority MB islamist. IMO the moderates, the Mubarak supporters, the Copts, are the majority in Egypt, not the Islamists.

Nov 25, 2012 7:05am EST  --  Report as abuse
Regulator623 wrote:

It appears Obama, Hillary and the UN got snookered by the muslim brotherhood and did the dirtywork for them. It didn’t take long for democracy to get kicked to the curb.

Nov 25, 2012 8:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
KDupre wrote:

Every time these people have a revolution they end up with the same type of power mad leaders or worse and this time the U.S. helped the most power mad group to gain power.

One can’t help but despair at the poor judgement of our leaders.

Nov 25, 2012 9:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

“It appears Obama, Hillary and the UN got snookered by the muslim brotherhood and did the dirtywork for them.”

Sounds more like they got just what they wanted, honestly…

This is just what happens when you get incompetent leaders, both in the cases of Egypt and the US.

Nov 25, 2012 10:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
Tiu wrote:

I hope the Egyptians succeed with their efforts to rescue their democracy. Very suspicious timing between brokering a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel and then trying to dismantle democracies checks and balances, perhaps he’s getting ready to expose exactly who he is.

Nov 25, 2012 10:49am EST  --  Report as abuse
BioStudies wrote:

@Overcast451 I agree 100%. It is obvious when you look at Iran and how Obama refused to help the protesters there even though they were being shot in the street. He refused to even ENDORSE their cry for democracy. If that’s not scary I don’t know what is.

Nov 25, 2012 12:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
FatherJames wrote:

…Americans got swept away by the videos of fed-up crowds pulling down a corrupt government. A breath of fresh air… for five minutes.

…Elections followed… but elections do not make a democracy. Many languages lack words (or even the concept) for “Leader of the loyal opposition…”

…In much of the world high voter turnouts simply mean that various factions want to see if they can win that way… if not, back to violence… Even when the vote is honest… (hard enough even in the US where Cook County cemetaries used to vote every election) it is common to see, “One man, one vote, one time…”

…The dictator is dead… Long live the dictator…

Nov 25, 2012 4:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Saywhaaaaa wrote:

It seems like quite a few readers are not too familiar with geopolitics or history. Reagan supported madrasas in Pakistan to recruit Taliban fighters and trained and funded the same people that are attacking us now. Freedom fighters turned terrorists.Reagan also removed Saddam Hussein from the US weaponry black list after Saddam used poisoned gas on his own people and the Iranians. Reagan also refused to blacklist South Africa investment even though the opposition there and the US wanted to punish the S. Africans for apartheid. Bush Sr. tried to intervene in Somalia and look how thankful they were. Bush Jr. started the Iraq war first for non-existant WMDs and then “to free the Iraqi” and to date Bush Jr is hated in Iraq. During the protests in Iran the Iranian opposition didn’t want US troops or endorsements and spoke openly about that because they would be considered pawns of the west if they got such a political statement. Same things with the Libyans as they wanted logistical support and air cover but no boots on the ground because they did not want to be deemed pawns of the West. We do believe in democracy and freedom and thus the Egyptians have a government they elected not chosen by the US. Believe me the US would rather have kept Mubarak in power but even Republicans recognized that wasn’t going to happen. At least not peacefully. If it sours relations with the US and hurts their economy the EGYPTIANS may have second thoughts. The US did not lend Egypt more billions recently but did not veto an IMF loan which the US can still control a lot of Egypt money. This knee jerk reaction seems like the same criticism thrown at Hillary and Obama when the Chinese dissident escaped house arrest in China and Romney and McCain attacked the administration only to have China let the man fly to the US days later. This desire for the US to be the world’s policeman can be expensive in lives and money. So, if the same critics want an even bigger military and bigger tax increases to cover these wars then they should say so. They should also try reading a lot more history and variety of news resources. Israeli conservative Jpost or liberal Haaretz could be some regional news resources.

Nov 25, 2012 5:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
UnPartisan wrote:


I disagree with your revisionists counting of Iraq. It was very clear that we invaded Iraq after they thumbed their nose at yet another UN resolution. We gave Hussein the opportunity to step down. The WMD intelligence, Al Queda in Iraq, the ignoring of multiple resolutions, the crimes against their own civillians, they were all reasons for invading. It was the culmination of all of these factors that led to the invasion. Was it worth it? Nope. But WMDs was about 4th or 5th on the list of reasons to invade. By the way it was the exact same intelligence used to bomb Iraq in 98 under President Clinton. No one screams about that…

Nov 25, 2012 5:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Saywhaaaaa wrote:

UnPartisan. When Powell went to the UN to pass the resolution against Iraq the infamous rods that could be used for a radioactive bomb was the highlighter as well as the inspectors supposedly seeing a truck from satellite and then not seeing it when they arrived at the site. Powell today personally regrets those statements he made to the UN. Even Powell’s adviser stated:
“I wish I had not been involved in it,” says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, a longtime Powell adviser who served as his chief of staff from 2002 through 2005. “I look back on it,(WMD intelligence) and I still say it was the lowest point in my life.”
Condaleeza Rice made the famous statement that they didn’t want to wait to see nuclear mushroom cloud to go into Iraq so WMDs is what was pushed and it seems more than half the US electorate believed Iraq was involved in 9/11. I still think there are believers out there that Iraq was involved with 9/11. As for Al Queda in Iraq. Al queda in Iraq as well as the Iranians were all to eager to have the US topple Hussein as the secret police force of Saddam was crushing their operatives and as we all know Al Queda grew after the invasion and the cleric Sadr was able to return from Iran and assert great influence and anti American fervor.Chalabi, a Bush Jr. ally and friend proved ineffectual in Iraqi politics but became a very rich man even though much of the information he furnished was inaccurate and not vetted.
Bush Sr., who is never noted for the turbulent times he served as President and sometimes belittled for his “it wouldn’t be prudent” phrase did the right thing in Iraq and limited American exposure but greatly marginalized Saddam Hussein. Clinton followed that lead and the country was better off.

Nov 25, 2012 6:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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