Cries for “democracy” just suddenly popping out of nowhere. To whose benefit?
From Reuters: “Two Iranian naval ships will sail through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean on Monday, a Suez Canal official said, in what will be the first passage of Iranian naval ships through the canal since 1979.”
This ain’t about freedom.
This is about its opposite.
Instapundit links to this post also decrying the Egyptian revolt, as an opening for Islamist rule. Torture-defender Andy McCarthy is also disturbed by Sheikh Qaradawi's return. (Dish coverage of Qaradawi here, here, and, more skeptically, here.)
There is, of course, great potential for bad as well as good in these kind of transformative moments in history - the Arab 1848 as it were. We should be vigilant on that score. But it is bizarre to read conservatives who praised the Iraq war that led to the empowerment of al Sadr and the deaths of hundreds of thousands in a country occupied by the US to be now retroactively endorsing the other Saddams of the Middle East.