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Back with us now for a more conversation about Egypt Robin Wright and Judith Miller and the conversation -- well and here in the winning big questions that comes out.
Is whether or not what we're seeing any -- is Dave -- Pete.
What we sought in Iran in 1979 opposed democratic election power grab -- and the person elected that led to wit some cost theocracy others called dictatorship.
Understanding Robin that they're very different countries and different people.
Knew what what do you think about this comparisons in the likelihood that's what we're seeing here in Egypt.
They're more differences than similarities between the two countries but the reality is this the core problem is the same and that's to finding a new order.
And the issue is not just president more seize power grab it is how do you create a different system to replace a dictatorship or autocratic regime.
And what are the roles of Islam and politics what are the rights for women and minorities and what are the rules about issues like -- -- criticism.
Of Islam and these are issues that still have to be dealt with by Egypt and the different forces that are currently -- conflict with each other.
So -- in that sense we are seeing some similarities with -- the kind of democratic chaos that followed Iran's revolution.
-- using -- your thoughts and that's I think there -- too many similarities for comfort I do worry about Egypt going in that direction even though.
Yes there are many many differences but the problem with a country like Egypt which is used to central government.
Is that temporary power grabs like the -- the president -- has tried to do now have a tendency to become permanent power grabs.
You know emergency laws went to into effect in Egypt.
Right after -- was fascinated and neighbor in effect until the day that Hosni Mubarak was overthrown.
More than thirty years later so.
That's what we want to prevent.
In Egypt we don't want Egypt to go their way of -- -- -- to have you both back because the next question of course is.
The way we deal you know what do we do to not repeat history and if if there is the role for us there.
I've Robin -- great discussion thank you so much for the time today.
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