Obama and the Morsi Dictatorship

At Commentary Jonathan Tobin writes about Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s ascendency to national power and international stature, bolstered by his contribution to last week’s cease-fire between Hamas and Israel. “In less than year in office, Morsi has amassed as much power as Hosni Mubarak had in his time in office as the country’s strongman and he has done it while getting closer to the United States rather than having his Islamist regime being condemned or isolated by Washington.” But Tobin worries that with Morsi’s rise to power comes great risks for stability and peace within the region. “[T]he much ballyhooed Arab Spring turned out to be an Islamist triumph, not an opening for democracy.”

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