For those curious to know how things are going in Egypt since the overthrown of Hosni Mubarek? Well let's see. The Muslim Brotherhood has won a majority and indicated that they will be following the dictates of Sharia law. At this point I can here the voice of one Gomer Pyle shrilling: "Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!"
Meanwhile, America has dispatched one of our most experienced and premiere negotiators, at least as it concerns dealing with our enemies. John Kerry, the former member of Vietnam veterans against the war. The author of the Winter Soldier Report to congress, and one of several who went to Paris in the 70's to negotiate with the North Vietnamese behind our backs, is in Egypt and given this administration's blessing to negotiate with the Muslim Brotherhood on our behalf.
Stay tuned to see how this works out.......
Senator John Kerry Meets With Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo Sen. John Kerry has met in Cairo with members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group that's set to dominate the new parliament. In a statement, the Muslim Brotherhood says three of its top officials attended the meeting with the Massachusetts Democrat, who was accompanied by
U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson. Brotherhood officials vowed to respect civil rights and international treaties that have been signed in the past. That assurance could be an attempt to calm fears that the group may try to re-examine Egypt's peace treaty with Israel. The group says Kerry told the Brotherhood's members that he's not surprised by their success in parliamentary elections. The elections were the first since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted.