by Zoe Pollock

Peter Wehner sides with the Egyptian people:

But if it is unclear how things will end, it’s perfectly clear how they began with millions of Egyptians rising up on behalf of what Jefferson called “unalienable rights.” Can anyone watch the Egyptian demonstrators, who are more likely to cite the American Declaration of Independence than they are to burn the American flag, and not be moved or express solidarity with their cause? We are witnesses to a stirring moment.

The House of Mubarak is coming apart; one day soon it will lie in ruin. Unfortunately for Egypt, Mubarak himself is determined to disassemble it door-jam by door-jam; he does not want to go gently into the good night. But into the night he will go, sooner or later, gently or not.

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