Good morning, Netizens…
David Horsey has painted a picture of the possible new face of Egypt now that Hosni Mubarak has stepped down. However his imagery of democracy in Egypt leaves a fair amount, I believe. While events of the last 18 days in Egypt qualify as a peaceful revolution in one sense of the word, I also believe it is a military coup and as such, is not a true democracy at all, for Mubarak was nearly a lifelong member of Egypt's military, and who do we now have in charge of Egypt? The military is in charge of Egypt.
I therefore submit that what David Horsey and others in America now share is wishful thinking, We hope and pray that all the demonstrations will result in democracy, that Egypt will soon have the basic freedoms that we in America often take for granted. We hope that the people in Egypt will recognize the true face of democracy, and not accept Egypt's military as the long-term solution.
Will the revolution we have witnessed over the last 18 days become a democracy? That remains to be seen. Your results may differ.