The PJ Tatler

Bolton on Egypt

From a must-read John Bolton essay in Britain’s Standpoint magazine – “How to Make Egypt Safe for Democracy“:

The 1990s were filled with visions of a “new Middle East” that would transform the “cold peace” Israel had achieved with Egypt and Jordan into broader economic and security ties, and that would extend to other Arab countries too. That vision was stillborn, but there is little doubt that we are now going to see a new Middle East whether we like it or not, and whether or not it will be better than what it replaces. Alea iacta est — “the die has been cast” — and it may be long years before it comes to rest.