We are confident that the Egyptian military command is capable of defeating its rivals who threaten the country’s security. There have been military operations in Sinai and other places as well as operations in pursuit of activated sleeper cells in various Egyptian cities. The real challenge is linked to managing the political process. Uniting political rivals is more difficult than pursuing terrorists. It’s at this point that the skills of the most competent men rise to the surface. The presidency’s announcement that parliamentary elections will be held in February surprised many people who thought the military command, being in charge of the current political process, would remain in power.
Egypt finds itself at a crossroads here. It either establishes a proper path that represents the Egyptian people’s aspirations or it doesn’tAbdulrahman al-Rashed