The Upside-down Theater of the Absurd in Morsi's Ouster and the Cairo Coup

Like Bush before him, President Obama is a victim of the combustible mix between Western democracy and the Arab world, in which elections are a great idea until the votes are counted and the results are in.

The ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi under cover of military tanks in central Cairo is the dramatic climax, for now, of what can only be described as an upside-down theater of the absurd, in which Orwellian newspeak is the spoken language: the democratically elected leader is illegitimate, the rule of the mob is...