So where are the voices in the West and the U.S. that rhapsodized about the Arab Spring? You remember the Arab Spring? The rule of law, human rights, and democracy were a-coming to the Middle East. Why, it was 1967 all over again -- the Summer of Love. Those rascally and brutal dictators, Mubarak and Gaddafi, were deposed in favor of peace-loving, democratic Muslim fundamentalists.
What all witnessed on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11 was, indeed, democracy Middle East-style. Some of us would call it "mobacracy," but the word is so... well, inflammatory... so unsettling. President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton would surely disapprove.