Africa

Former Libertarian Party VP Candidate Wayne Root: Decent Egyptians Love Mubarak

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Appearing, alas, on the Libertarian Party's website, Wayne Root sets the biased media straight:

I just got off the phone with a longtime friend- a successful Egyptian business leader. He believes that several hundred thousand people in the streets do not represent the 80 million citizens of Egypt. They represent anarchists, communists, and Islamic extremists- all with an agenda and axe to grind. He says if you polled the people of Egypt today, the majority would support Mubarak. He says that the backbone of Egypt- the business owners, small business community, and middle class still support Mubarak and the military.

Obligatory libertariana way farther down the essay--and numerically placed as of less libertarian significance than the fact that "media coverage is often based on sensationalism" (you know, like tens of thousands protesting in the streets): not our job to pick overseas leaders, end foreign aid, blah blah.