Ideology vs. the national interest

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February 8, 2011
The American Conservative
by Patrick J. Buchanan  
Posted in Commentary

"Hosni Mubarak has been a loyal ally. He kept the peace with Israel and helped keep weapons out of Gaza. He fought beside us in Desert Storm and stands with us in the War on Terror. But he is also an autocrat who rules a regime where state and army are virtually one and where the opposition is squelched, when it is not imprisoned. If a democratic Egypt is America’s goal, we will push for the removal of Mubarak, for the army to go back to the barracks, and for parliamentary and presidential elections where all parties participate. But before we do this, we should be on notice what a democratic Egypt, where the government reflects the will of the people, may look like." (02/07/11)  

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