The Economist | June 22, 2012
The power struggle in Egypt between the generals and Islamists is complex. ++ The generals have not pulled off a counter-revolution. ++ They are trying to control the new democracy and hold on to their special privileges. ++ The West should oppose the generals and support the Islamists. ++ The best way to tame the Islamists is to hand them the day-to-day governing of the country. ++ More repression would only give them the high ground. ++ Thus, the West must make frequent calls for the army to stick to its democratic promises.