Mubarak is gone. Now what?

Mubarak is gone, leaving a military council in place. May God have mercy on these cheering idiots….You want change? Now you have it. The Egyptian military will extort more cash out of the U.S. by claiming they have to crack down on extremists. The genie is out of the bottle.

Militaries are concerned with order. “Freedom” as expressed by these people means chaos. What do they mean by freedom? The ability to say what you want 24/7? That’s cool and all, but you need a structure in place first that protects those freedoms and yes, limits them as well.

Mubarak is not the problem. The problem was a structure that allowed him to rule for 30 years. All these people wanted was Mubarak gone, defering to tomorrow the worries about what would replace him. I’m a pro-military type myself, but I know that I would not want to live under military rule in any society for any length of time. These guys had absolutely no exit strategy for their so called revolution.

Fortunately we had a president smart enough not to tie himself too closely to them. Unfortunately where Mr. Obama failed was by helping Mubarak to the door. Another reason why we should stay out of another country’s internal affairs unless it significantly impacts our economy and defense.

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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