Terrorists are fleeing Egyptian prisons: "Now there are reports that Hezbollah members from the cell imprisoned last year for plotting attacks in the Sinai have 'escaped,' along with Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood figures."
Hosni Mubarak refuses to flee, out of concern for his country, mind you. "In an interview with ABC News, Mr. Mubarak appeared defiant, saying he wants to leave office now, but cannot for fear the country will sink deeper into chaos."
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) flees the scene and ducks a vote on repealing Obamacare. "Could he have skipped it, as some have suggested, to avoid a record of voting against the people of Virginia -- again -- or to avoid showing his lemming status voting lockstep with the Democrats?"
As foreigners flee and Mubarak cracks down, Egyptian media remain a beacon of . . . anti-Semitism: "Egypt's state-run media remained deeply anti-Semitic, famously airing a miniseries based in part on the forged Protocols of the Elders of Zion. 'The Israelis' fear that democratic politics will bring about more anti-Israel views is true, at least in the short run,' [Elliott Abrams] said. 'But turn on Egyptian state TV and all you get is vicious invective against Jews all day long.'"
The man fleeing prosecution for the WikiLeaks documents gets a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. Most years, the Nobelians disgrace themselves, so I'm not all that surprised.
Elite schools were promising to allow ROTC back on college campuses. But when anti-ROTC groups make a fuss ("criticisms include the military's ban on transgender individuals"), will administrators crumble? Thankfully, former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and George Shultz came to the defense of ROTC's reinstatement. Have all the liberals fled the scene?
Remember when the Bush freedom agenda was toxic to media elites? Smart liberals are no longer fleeing from the notion that we should advance freedom around the world. Eugene Robinson writes, "If the Egyptian regime can be challenged by ordinary citizens demanding freedom and democracy, any regime in the Arab world can be so challenged. The United States will not be able to dictate events, but neither will it be able to stand idly by - not where our non-democratic allies are concerned. When push comes to shove, American officials must uphold American values. We made a bargain whose term has lapsed. Settling final accounts will not be pleasant." Bravo.
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