The Bush Administration, Egypt's Elections, and Islamists

Geneive Abdo is a long time journalist and academic who has worked and studied Egypt's political and social changes for 20 years. She has a telling article in the Washington Post titled: Is the US ready for Egyptian democracy?In the article she rebukes the Bush administration for always casting failues as success, whether in the mess that is post invasion Iraq, or hailing the recent flawed re-election of Mubarak, while ignoring the real opposition there: the elephant in the room, the Islamic minded Muslim Brotherhood.The only point I differ with, is that I feel she gives the Muslim Brotherhood more credit than they deserve in that last presidential election in Egypt. All her other points are  certainly valid and well articulated. 

Contents: