Monday, August 26, 2013

Krauthammer: Brotherhood Vs Military In Egypt

Charles Krauthammer in his syndicated column looks at the choice between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military in Egypt.

Egypt today is a zero-sum game. We'd have preferred there be a democratic alternative.

Unfortunately, there is none. The choice is binary: the country will be ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood or by the military.

Perhaps the military should have waited three years for the intensely unpopular Mohamed Morsi to be voted out of office. But Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sissi seems to have calculated that by then there would be no elections - as in Gaza, where the Palestinian wing of the Brotherhood, Hamas, elected in 2006, established a one-man-one-vote-one-time dictatorship.

What's the United States to do? Any response demands two considerations: (a) moral, i.e., which outcome offers the better future for Egypt, and (b) strategic, i.e., which outcome offers the better future for U.S. interests and those of the free world.

You can read the rest of the column at the Philadelphia Inquirer via the below link:

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