Friday, February 11, 2011


After saying he would not resign, Egyptian president Mubarak left Cairo for another of his residences and resigned. Unfortunately, the military has taken over the government. Hopefully that will be temporary until elections can be held. But you always have to wonder. The record of military forces relinguishing speedy control of the government is not good. It is easy to say we have to say here to preserve the peace, then stay forever.

Without bloodshed, I do not see the Egyptian people putting up with it. Now that they have tasted the power of the people in revolt, they are likely not to stop short of quick, free and open elections.
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