Egyptian Protesters Did in 2 1/2 Weeks What the American Military Could Not Do in 9 Years of War ... Bring Democracy to the Middle East

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I've previously noted that the Egyptian revolution shows that the us-versus-them narrative of the war on terror is false.

The events in Egypt also prove that democracy does not come from the barrel of a gun.

The
fact that the Egyptian protesters have made more strides away from
tyranny and towards democracy in 2 and 1/2 weeks than the American
military has been able to do in 9 years if Afghanistan and 7 years in
Iraq proves it.

Obviously, there is a long way to go.  The military has to hand over power
and let elections take place. But Egyptian people have taken a giant
step in the right direction, while America's offensive military 
campaigns have caused more harm than good,  destabilized the region and created new terrorists.