Thursday, June 14, 2007

The other war

Power Line and Instapundit follow the War on Secret Congressional Earmarks. For history buffs, here's a link to another war about another ear, which was also, despite its name, about money. Somehow it's nearly always about money.

Nothing follows.


Blogger desert rat said...

In Washington, the U.S. State Department said it was troubled by reports of election fraud and coercion. Department spokesman Sean McCormack said reports of undemocratic practices by government agents in Muslim Brotherhood-majority areas were "of deep concern."

"I can assure you the issue of opening up the Egyptian political system is one that we talk to the Egyptian government at the highest levels about," McCormack said.

6/14/2007 06:20:00 PM  
Blogger wretchard said...

Having just watched Mubarak's men round up Egyptian bloggers who were notably Islamic, it seems likely that the so-called "stable regimes" in the Middle East aren't really that stable. It was precisely because of this authoritarianism that alternatives to reliance upon strongmen was sought in the form of popular democracy. But if Gaza and Iraq are any indication, the ride will be rough. Still, clinging to a Mubarak may not be all that much better.

6/14/2007 06:39:00 PM  

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