Americans cheered last spring as the people of Egypt overthrew the dictator Hosni Mubarak. Temporary military rule was accepted by all as a way to ensure stability until democratic elections could be held. However now the military is ruling with a heavy hand and the people are no better off, with democracy still in the distance. The Obama Administration accepts of this state of affairs, choosing stability over democracy. But according to today’s guest Medea Benjamin, founder of Code Pink, the result is neither stability nor democracy. And long term American interests are being badly hurt in the process.  Benjamin also addresses how America’s greatly increased use of drones is undermining our national interests.

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