How the U.S. should support Middle East reform

The battle lines were clear as Egypt’s revolution devolved into trench warfare in its third week. Two new leaders had emerged. On the government side, there was Vice President Omar Suleiman, who seemed intent on slow-walking the pro-democracy protesters into oblivion. Egypt’s “culture,” he said, was not ready for democracy. And on the protesters’ side, there was Wael Ghonim, the passionate Google executive—how perfect!—who tweeted as he was released from prison: “Freedom is a bless that deserves fighting for it.”


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