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-- -- Or rich man Ralph good to see you this morning.
In terms of reggae -- in terms of the aid the US sends it -- is it more critical than ever to continue to send that.
-- -- it's north of a billion dollars every year.
Well yes it will be because the islamists.
Who and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Found out that memorized the -- on does not help you run a modern economy.
What you're -- -- see now because islamists are going to be very angry about being pushed out of power they wanted to take complete control of Egypt.
Morrissey was on the way to running into an Islamic dictatorship.
And now you will see an increase in terrorism in Egypt from the extreme islamists.
Well that does one immediate thing -- keeps deterring tourists tourism is down at least 40% it's a critical mainstay of the Egyptian economy.
In excess of 10%.
About GDP which which is huge of course.
Has so I think you're gonna see turmoil ahead.
But instead of Washington reacting in this have -- be -- manor who military too bad bad bad.
A doctor would prescribe the same medicine for every case you have to in the Middle East look at every country in its own terms.
The military stepped in trying to referee -- trying to get more seat opened his government up to alternative views the Muslim Brotherhood was intent on establishing.
A post democratic dictatorship the army moved in to answer the will of the Egyptian people and you -- -- We should be celebrating this is what we said we want we want Middle Eastern Muslims to reject radical Islam.
All -- egyptians out in the streets for the last few weeks we're doing exactly that they're saying we don't want sure real log government.
And now the Obama administration is sort of scratch its forehead another body parts and wondering what to do well you support the people of Egypt against Islamic.
Extremists for got sick and in terms of elections should we be careful about pushing.
Four elections in because we always look at it like elections are democracy.
Yeah and well they're part of democracy but they're also and other parts that need to come first are they not in that -- how does your stability and security.
-- -- Good day and that's a very astute and incisive.
The view because we are so obsessed with elections right now -- what -- let's have elections really fassel.
We -- that got us in Iraq in Afghanistan.
Even in Tunisia.
In -- -- what happened we push for early early elections well after.
Six decades of authoritarian rule under first announcer then said -- that Mubarak.
The only organized group in the country other than the government and the military.
Once the underground Muslim Brotherhood so we push for early state elections the Muslim Brotherhood is the only -- -- -- party machine.
They squeaked by with just over 51% of the vote.
And -- interpretation as well now we can turn Egypt into an Islamic dictatorship which is what people were processing so.
You're absolutely right elections are a tool of democracy first you need rule of law.
A sense of civic responsibility.
Guaranteed constitutional toleration.
Of the minorities.
All those things that we can kind of spirit compromised by the way.
Which we could use a little more of but all these things have to come first beat before you -- hold truly free.
And fair elections so democracy yes premature elections no right now day in.
We would be wise to get behind this transitional regime in Egypt that's trying to give -- true democracy to the people in the future.
Ralph it was great to -- you terrific insight thank you so much a -- had a great fourth have you have a great weekend as well lieutenant colonel Ralph Nader thing.
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