As currently seen at the official website of the Egyptian government
(Via Outside the Beltway)
All that’s missing is the classic shovel graphic:
They probably left that off as who or what is getting buried or dug up is as yet unknown.
Anyway, a couple of random thoughts came to mind:
#1) Recent events in Egypt serve as a reminder that Political Science is not a science but an art.
#2) Virtually every prediction about the future course of events will prove to be wrong, but that won’t stop anyone. Then-Princeton professor of international law Richard A. Falk’s 1979 New York Times Op-Ed about the Iranian revolution serves as a reminder to keep grains of salt handy. As quoted in Wikipedia, Falk concluded:
the depiction of Khomeini as fanatical, reactionary and the bearer of crude prejudices seems certainly and happily false … To suppose that Ayatollah Khomeini is dissembling seems almost beyond belief. … Having created a new model of popular revolution based, for the most part, on nonviolent tactics, Iran may yet provide us with a desperately-needed model of humane governance for a third-world country.
(The last sentence above is being widely quoted elsewhere and inaccurately attributed to the New York Times editorial board)