Ironically, blowback from the propaganda offense claiming the existence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction now enhances the credibility among Egyptian protesters of a man that same campaign tried to discredit.
As the Brotherhood thrusts itself into a central role in any post-Mubarak transitional coalition, the Brotherhood's rabid ideological brand of Islam is raising the specter of an Egypt potentially slipping into the hands of Islamic extremists.
It's 9/11 again... do you know where Osama Bin Laden is? Nine years later Al Qaeda is still plotting attacks in the name of a global jihad. The mission against Al Qaeda is being drowned out, and that strengthens our enemies. Americans deserve better.
President-elect Obama, unlike Bush, is al-Qaeda's greatest fear: an upstanding American who has earned the world's respect with his strong moral convictions, thirst for global unity and promise of diplomacy.
It still amazes me how after seven years, the U.S. media is still suckered by what al-Qaeda leaders have to say or preach. Hardly anyone in the Middle East these days pays close attention to their speeches.