They're in Tahrir Square Again

The crowds are out again in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Egypt's military has dissolved the newly-elected Parliament -- which consisted mostly of members of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood -- and has taken full power, including the exclusive power to make laws. The results of the presidential election have not yet been made public, and there's much arguing back and forth about who the winner is between the generals and the Brotherhood. Meanwhile, according to the New York Times, President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continue to cozy up to the Muslim Brotherhood: A State Department official, speaking on the condition of anonymity under diplomatic protocol, said that in recent days American diplomats had heard alarm about the prospect of a military takeover from their contacts with the Brotherhood. (The United States has cultivated closer ties as the Brotherhood approached power.) *     *     * Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton...(Read Full Post)