Things are getting interesting in Egypt. I’m of two minds. I deplore the Mubarak government, and am somewhat ashamed that we have supported and subsidized that country since 1977. I’d love to see a democratic revolution.
But the plain fact is, if the government falls, it will almost certainly be replaced by a puppet of the Muslim Brotherhood. That Islamist organization is the progenitor of what eventually became known as Al Qaeda.
As troubling as that is from the standpoint of our own security, think about the vise the Israelis will be in. The recent takeover of Lebanon by Hezbollah, and an Islamist regime at the other end of Israel will not bode well for long term security.