The political situationin Egypt is increasingly tenuous. Proof of this was the recent Egytian Parliamentary `elections' which saw the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood (father organization of Hamas, CAIR, etc.) doubling its representation in Egypt's parliamentZAMAN DAILY NEWSPAPER (2005111926497)
While the elections were undoubtedly rigged towards the the ruling party of President Hosni Mubarak, the stong showing of the Islamists is a portent of things to come, as the Egyptian aged dictator's 24 year old regime regime winds down. Mubarak intended to grease the way for the succesion of his son, but a combination of circumstances made this untenable,not the least of which was his son's basic personality. Given a REAL election, the Brotherhood would have obviously done much better...proof that the Bush Doctrine of democracy as the cure for Islamism is somewhat flawed in it's premise.
Hitler was democraticaly elected too, one might remember.
The US taxpayers subsidize Egypt to the tune of $2.5B per year and have done so since the Camp David Accords, based on the perception that they're our `friends'..though you'd never know it to read the government controlled Egyptian press. After the rapidly aging Mubarak leaves the scene, Freedom Fighter wonders how long that `friendship' will last.