Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

The best of times in the Middle East:

Peaceful, stable democracy in Iraq
Democracy in Egypt respecting women and Christian Copts
Democracy in Tunisia
Democracy in Libya
Reforming Syria
Orderly transition to democracy in Yemen
Palestinian state recognizing Israel as a Jewish state
Harmony in Bahrain

The worst of times in the Middle East:

Eruption of Sunni-Shia-Kurdish separatism following U.S. withdrawal
Muslim Brotherhood takeover in Egypt imposing Sharia Law
Uncertain future in Tunisia
Muslim extremist takeover of Libya
Syrian regime slaughter of thousands of Syrians
Al-Quade takeover of Yemen
Another intifada
Renewed Shia uprising in Bahrain

Place your odds!

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