August 19, 2009

COLLABORATING WITH PHAROAH:

Who Cares About Human Rights?: Not the Obama administration. (Elliott Abrams, 08/19/2009, Weekly Standard)

This week brought the odd juxtaposition of two seemingly unrelated events: the death of former South Korean president Kim Dae Jung, and the visit to the United States of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. What links the two events is America's human rights policy--or lack of it. [...]

Mubarak has ruled for 28 years and done next to nothing to prepare Egypt for democracy; indeed this very week his government once again refused to allow the formation of a moderate Islamic party that would draw votes away from the Muslim Brotherhood. He has in fact created a dangerous two-party system: the ruling "National Democratic Party" and the Muslim Brotherhood are the only organized political entities. Moderates have been crushed, imprisoned, exiled, and forbidden to organize. This is sowing the wind and when Mubarak is gone the reaping


The Brotherhood is moderate and democratic..

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 19, 2009 5:50 PM
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