Misdirected religious fervor can destroy priceless relics just about anywhere. So it's not surprising that an Egyptian sheik would find a convenient target in his own backyard. Given the size and status of the Sphinx and the Pyramids, they afford a convenient target.
We have lost our way and the Egyptian people in the streets of Cairo are shining a light for the world to see. If our President will not say it, then we must go to our proverbial rooftops and scream that freedom lives eternally.
Surprisingly, neither of the two taxi drivers I asked to take me to the pyramids understood my destination -- despite the fact that I would think these large stone edifices are a mainstay of Cairo tourism.