I’d like to take a moment to say to to the naysayers and trolls, with your various and inscrutable, paranoid “theories” based on nothing more than devotion to right wing television personalities and your own ignorance, that I told you so. I told you that the revolution was not “being run by Islamic radicals”. I told you that Egyptians are working from and toward consensus.
I’d also like to say (to the same ignoramuses, see above) that Iran is Iran and Egypt is Egypt. The revolution in Iran was religiously motivated. The people of Egypt, even some of the most religious, have secular aspirations for their government. For that matter, a “jihadist” in Cairo – if you could find one – is just as likely to get his ass kicked as open his mouth. Egyptians have demonstrated repeatedly that they respect the institutions of their society (Read: The Constitution, The Presidency). They respect these institutions so much, in fact, that they were actually willing to listen to Mubarak give his final speech. Yes, even Mubarak, before he stuck his foot in his mouth.
The future is always uncertain and who knows what mistakes people will make, but Egyptians are not looking back.