6/05/2002 08:29:00 AM
by Ocean Guy
Thomas Friedman shows us his idealist side once again this morning by lamenting that Egypt is not playing the role in the world that it could and should. He may be right, but the reality is Egypt is a country moving backwards under fear of the Islamist movement that is paralyzing much of the Arab world. The Islamists must be confronted, and if the Arabs won’t, or can’t, do it, then it’s imperative that the US does... hopefully with the support of our ‘friends’ in Europe. Israel MUST NOT be left to fight that battle alone while being ostracized by those who have much to gain from the defeat of the Islamists.