Dictator Hosni Mubarak has stepped down in Egypt.
It appears the military is taking over. The military can be expected to retain the peace deal with Israel and to stay an ally of the United States.
I feel like that character in the movie Brief Interviews With Hideous Men who spontaneously exclaims “Victory to the Forces of Democratic Freedom” whenever he has an orgasm.
We need a foreign policy that not only supports freedom in the abstract but is guided by long-range practical principles to achieve it – a Freedom Doctrine composed of the following elements:
(1) The United States supports democracy throughout the Middle East. It will use its influence to help democrats everywhere throw off dictatorial rule.