By Bill Sorem
When a group of Egypt supporters arrived at the Minnesota State Capitol on Friday to celebrate the fall of Hosni Mubarak, they were greeted with a snow pyramid on the Capitol lawn. A rough snow mound had been converted to a pyramid by some energetic friends of the Arab world’s largest country. The crowd reflected the joy in the accomplishment of some very dedicated Egyptian people and optimism in the continued spread of democracy throughout the world.
In just 18 days, a few hundred thousand dedicated and brave but ordinary Egyptians succeeded in overthrowing a dictator who had maintained power for 30 years. Contrast that with the U.S. wars to spread democracy that have cost us trillions of dollars, killed thousand,s and have yielded few tangible results after over nine years. Thoughtful people know this is just the beginning. The road to true democracy is long and arduous, but it has begun for the Egyptian people.