Regions / Egypt

Ever day U.S. soldiers risk and lose their lives ostensibly for the cause of Middle Eastern democracy, so why isn't Washington more firmly supportive of democracy in Egypt?
For its strains of homophobia and anti-Semitism, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood wouldn't get my vote, but for its fight against both religious extremism and secular authoritarianism it gets my respect.

Islamists Bite the Ballot

Recent elections in Bahrain and Egypt reflect a growing tendency among Islamist groups to turn away from the disruptive and toward the democratic.
Despite last month's fraudulent parliamentary elections, the Obama administration appears to continue its support for the Mubarak dictatorship in the face of growing popular resistance.
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