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July 03, 2013

Why Mursi Got the Boot

Great article at PJM about how Mursi got elected on promises of forming an inclusive government with responsibility and power spread to all elements of Egypt's power blocs -- and broke every one of them.

First of all, in final run-off balloting for the presidency, the two candidates offered to the public were the Muslim Brotherhood's idiot Mursi and a general associated with the Mubarak regime. Not the options most of the public wanted.

To convince non-Islamists to vote for Mursi, he made some promises.

The second-line Muslim Brotherhood leaders started connecting with revolutionary figures, opposition leaders, and youth movements to convince them to support Morsi in the run-off election. These MB leaders asked for political support for the MB candidate, but the leaders of the January 25th revolution had some demands of their own. They wanted to “reconstruct the constitution drafting assembly to represent all Egyptians; appoint 3 vice presidents: a woman, a revolutionary youth leader, and a Christian; and to appoint a national unity government.” Eventually, Morsi and his allies approved the deal and signed a document to guarantee the achievement of these promises.

The Egyptian people decided to trust the Muslim Brotherhood at the time because they couldn’t accept military rule represented by General Shafiq.


But after a while, everything became clear to us. He broke all his presidential promises. He excluded the opposition from the government, which consisted mainly of old Mubarak ministers and Muslim Brotherhood members. In addition, he appointed a Muslim Brotherhood ally as his vice president.

All the aforementioned broken promises are nothing compared to the constitution drafting assembly. More Muslim Brotherhood members were appointed than was promised. Christians, opposition leaders, and revolutionaries were banned from the assembly. The Islamists then wrote the worst constitution in the whole history of Egypt and the Middle East.

If you like your pluralistic government you can keep your pluralistic government. Psyche!

There's more too, but I can only steal so much.

On page 2, he explains his theory as to why Obama has been such a Muslim Brotherhood Booster. He thinks it's all because of Syria, if you can imagine that, and the Muslim Brotherhood making promises about getting Assad out and keeping the flow of heavy weapons in check and making sure Syria follows a non-jihadist course and etc.

And obviously Obama should believe this, because Mursi kept all his promises before, right?

Mursi's disastrous, inept, oath-breaking reign might wind up doing more to advance republicanism than, if you can believe this, a single gaseous speech by Obama.

One can only hope that America learns from Obama as Egypt learned from Obama's pet Mursi.

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