A Coup, or Not a Coup?

The Obama administration's position regarding the ouster of Mohammed Morsi in Egypt now appears to be that Morsi's removal kinda, sorta constituted a coup. If this is indeed official American policy, it means that we will continue to anger both sides of the conflict in Egypt--a neat trick, that. Morsi/Muslim Brotherhood allies will be outraged …

Is Egypt Really “Transition[ing] to Democracy”?

Walter Russell Mead notes President Obama's statement on the coup in Egypt, and the following passage from that statement in particular:No transition to democracy comes without difficulty, but in the end it must stay true to the will of the people. An honest, capable and representative government is what ordinary Egyptians seek and what they …

Morsi Ousted

The Egyptian army has had about enough: Egypt’s military on Wednesday ousted Mohamed Morsi, the nation’s first freely elected president, suspending the Constitution, installing an interim government and insisting it was responding to the millions of Egyptians who had opposed the Islamist agenda of Mr. Morsi and his allies in the Muslim Brotherhood.The military intervention, which …