By John Ballard
For readers looking for domestic content this is a non-sequitur but maybe not. I've been following events in Egypt for nearly a year so I'm grabbing this great cartoon via Issandr El Amrani aka The Arabist so I don't lose it.
To explain briefly, The fall of Mubarak was not the end of Egypt's problems but the beginning. In what can be described as an interrim between the fall of Hosni Mubarak and the elections that have yet to happen, the only real authority in Egypt is the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) which continues to run Egypt with an iron hand. Despite the violence of Maspero (which has SCAF written all over it) and military trials of civilians, many, if not most of the Egyptian public are no different from people all over the world. (USA comes to mind.) Given the choice between comfort and change, most people opt for the status quo unless "change" is unavoidable.
Last night's GOP debate indicartes that a great many Americans behave the same way.