Originally Posted by alnorth
You are being silly. There is a simple logistical problem that cant be ignored, it is going to take at least half a year for them to organize elections, give parties time to select candidates to campaign for various offices, give the people time to judge and vote, etc.
In the meantime, someone has to run the country. It seems obvious that everyone in power wanted Mubarak to continue as a caretaker but the people essentially told the military "hell effing no, he goes right now, you run things for a few months."
It is not often at all that the people rise up and ask for a military coup, but here we are.
No, I'm not. It is premature to call Egypt free.
I think the young people enjoy it when I "get down," verbally, don't you?