The issue of the army’s relationship with politics has been brought up again in Egypt with the announcement by former Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi that he would run for president. There were analyses that Egypt was set to collapse and only the army could prevent it. We were also subjected to analyses about the army’s role and holding it responsible for the progress of society. Some went as far as to link Egypt’s future, role and presence to Sisi becoming president and running the country. Such ideas need to be reviewed and controlled in order to distinguish among what’s acceptable, rejected and despicable.
A dangerous adventure
Our disagreements over the army’s role does not diminish our respect for the army. Allow me to remind you that respect does not mean sanctificationDr. Fahmy Howeidy