Reform in Eqypt
I am very pleased to just learn that Eqyptian president Mubarak has announced reforms
to the Egyptian election laws that will include an opportunity for the people to vote for competing candidates for president.
I am pleased because this will make Egypt one less Arab ally that will be considerably short of truly free and democratic, and that this has happened peacefully and in a way that will cheer the people.
Remember when the Arab press accused the coalition of imposing democracy on a reluctant Arab world? Freedom and democracy seem to be popular concepts in the Arab world these days. We should all feel encouraged.