Monday, August 13, 2012

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In a bid to do what a civilian government SHOULD do, the elected President of Egypt is trying to get control of the military:

President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt forced the retirement on Sunday of his powerful defense minister, the army chief of staff and several senior generals, in a stunning purge that seemed for the moment to reclaim for civilian leaders much of the political power the Egyptian military had seized since the fall of Hosni Mubarak last year. 

Mr. Morsi also nullified a constitutional declaration, issued by the military before he was elected, that eviscerated the powers of the presidency and arrogated to the military the right to enact laws. It was not immediately clear whether he had the constitutional authority to cancel that decree.
We'll see how this works out.


Montag said...

Ah, well, something similar happened in this country, oh, about fifty years ago. Kennedy tried to gain control of the military, too.

And, as we all know, Kennedy's long gone, but the military is still here, and much more powerful than it was then.

pansypoo said...

egypt need to run a washington.

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