Friday, July 12, 2013
Truth be told, Egypt has a long way to go before they can reach the depths of Pakistan. To reach such ignominy they would have to vote in a president, some sleazeball like El-Baradei, who would run the country for three years before stepping down under corruption charges, then return to power 4 years later before getting overthrown in a military coup, then go into exile in Saudi Arabia for 8 years, and then finally return and somehow ‘win’ elections to make him the leader of the country for the third time (I just summed up Pakistan’s current Prime Minister’s career arc). Yeah, Egypt has a looong way to go.
Welcome to the big boy’s table, Egypt…where Pakistan has a monopoly on adventures in farcical democracies.
On a more serious note, I've read countless analyses of the situation in Egypt, but the most astute and comprehensive breakdown is this post by Tariq Ramadan. Well worth your time...