One way to measure the immense distance traveled by Arabs over the past month is to note the one big subject they are not talking about: Israel.
The arguments of those who say, “Better the devil you know” are already clear. Mohamed ElBaradei, the Nobel-prize-winning Egyptian opposition leader, has immense stature but no organization. The Muslim Brotherhood, Islamist Israel haters, will fill any void. Look at what Arab democracy brings: Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon and chaos in Iraq! You want that in Egyptian guise? These arguments are facile...A representative Egyptian government — the one whose birth pangs I believe we are witnessing — will talk about Israel one day...