Western foreign policy experts, left and right, applauded the fall of the House of Mubarak. They have been happy to vouch for the moderation of the radical Islamist group, the Muslim Brotherhood.
In the upcoming Egyptian presidential elections, the Brotherhood’s candidate is Muhammed Musri. Recently, Egyptian television aired a tape of a campaign rally for candidate Musri.
In it, Musri supporters fulminate against Israel and swear to march all the way to Jerusalem. In their minds Jerusalem is the true capital of the United States of Arabia.
To which the estimable Caroline Glick, columnist for the Jerusalem Post, responds:
…all the enthusiasm over "Arab democracy" by Westerners, and particularly by conservatives desperate for a way to make war seem like a redemptive experience or something was irresponsible to the point of maliciousness.
We warned you over and over again that this would turn out badly. But you said we were wrong and indeed, somehow immoral to prefer Mubarak to "the people."
Now I just have a little request for all of you brilliant ones who lobbied Obama to dump Mubarak. No, I don't expect you to apologize. All I ask is that next time you hug your kids, think about the Israeli children whose lives you placed in danger with your irresponsible pontifications.
As the eyes of the world are focused on the threat posed by the Iranian regime, it feels like a good idea to keep the looming threat from the new Egypt firmly in mind. You know about the new "democratic" Egypt, the one that was engineered by the crack Obama/Clinton foreign policy team, with the support of no small number of conservatives.