Pressuring Egypt to Reform

(National Review) Paul Marshall - Egyptian President Mubarak insists that he is already reforming, is America's most important friend in the Arab world, and is the moderating voice in Arab summits, especially in dealing with Israel and the Palestinians. Yet Mubarak presides over a stagnant economy, a suffocated society, and a repressive state that incubates the pathological version of Islam that has become our major enemy (of the twelve leading al-Qaeda members still at large, five are Egyptian, including Zawahiri, its reputed mastermind).

2004-04-16 00:00:00

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