Democracy Born Again In Egypt

There is new evidence from Egypt of a commitment from the military leadership to work for democracy in their land. President Adly Mansour appointed economist Hazem el-Beblawi as the new prime minister and famed UN expert Mohamed ElBaradei as vice president. These are men who have demonstrated ability in the world of politics and economics. Beblawi is a former finance minister and brings both knowledge and a willingness to work collaboratively in  order to address problems. The military is discussing a process leading to a new constitution and elections as soon as possible.

The Muslim Brotherhood has a right to be angry at Army attacks on civilians. But, it also should be angry at its own failure to work collectively with other political parties and representatives of Coptic Christians. War with the armed forces will only plunge Egypt into a long term disaster that only benefits those seeking dictatorship.