"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."
Ronald Reagan

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mohamed Morsi - Egypt's New Pharaoh - WSJ Opinion

Egypt has seen the birth of a new kind of regime. With President Mohammed Morsi's latest decree, there is a new constitutional reality, and near-absolute powers have just been placed at the disposal of the Egyptian president.

Editorial page editor Paul Gigot on Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi's usurpation of the Egyptian judiciary. Plus, President Obama's problems in the Mideast.

Thousands flocked to Cairo's central Tahrir square to protest against Egypt's president in a significant test of whether the opposition can rally the street behind it in a confrontation aimed at forcing the Islamist leader to rescind decrees that granted him near absolute powers.

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