Mubarack steps down 

It is impossible to say how what today's events in Egypt mean in the long run, or how things will turn out there, but this is a great moment nonetheless. Egyptians have exercised the Right of Revolution spontaneously and unaided. Once a people has done this for themselves, there's really no going back.

Importantly, their act of self determination did not come at the point of a gun. It comes not only without American help, but in spite of decades of bipartisan American foreign policy.

It's hard to see this as anything but a good thing.


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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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