On Wednesday, Gen. Abdel Fatah Said Al-Sisi announced a military coup in Egypt. He said that the Constitution had been suspended, that early elections would take place, and that there would be a “code of ethics” for the media. He stated that the chief of the Constitutional court would be taking charge during a transitional period before another election. He said the new government would be “diverse and include all the people,” and that the constitution would be revised to reverse changes made by ousted Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi.
As some of you may recall, I predicted that the Arab Spring wasn’t going to go well. I don’t know why people continue to believe that democracy is equally functional no matter how the electorate is comprised. It’s simply a form of government, it’s not magic.
Of course, given the state of our own democratic leadership, one wonders if military rule could possibly be any worse.