Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with local residents at the Jones St. Java House, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in LeClaire, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Did U.S. Demand Muslim Brotherhood Candidate Be Declared Winner in Egypt?

Back in the heady days when the Western world was still enthralled by what was then known as the Arab Spring, the 2012 Egyptian presidential elections represented a watershed – if albeit a mixed one, given the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohammed Morsi. The coming-to-power of Morsi provided one of the clearest signals that the “Arab Spring” was turning out to be an Islamist spring. But as it occurred by democratic means, hardly anyone could object. The will of the people had been expressed and Egyptians had definitively turned their backs on three decades of Hosni Mubarak’s military rule. If they preferred an Islamist party, then so be it. This was democracy in action.

  • Ron MacDonald

    The truth will come out when the next Administration assumes power.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      It will come out sooner if the Republicans smell blood and act upon the odor vigorously.

    • canminuteman

      I honestly doubt it now. I have never been a conspiracy theorist but… The republicans control both houses (I think), and there have been so many “impeachable moments” and the Republicans do absolutely squat about it. Obama literally breaks the law on a daily basis, and the Republicans just go along with it. I know they are not exactly like “her Majesty’s Loyal opposition because our systems are not the same, but the Republicans let the democrats get away with murder.

      • Ron MacDonald

        McConnell and Boehner are both weak leaders.

    • I am interested in what contemporary world leaders honestly think about Obama. That will be juicy I am betting.

      • Alain

        They probably think of him as one thinks of a pimple on one’s arse.

  • Alain

    I have only one little request which is not to subject us to another photo of yet another over-the-hill dyke. Wynn is enough to fill what used to be a circus freak show.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Not remarkably different from either of Obama’s so called elections.