Didn't waste any time!
Morsi didn't waste any time in stating his agenda:
In his first public speech, addressing tens of thousands of people in Tahrir Square on Friday, Morsi promised to work to free Omar Abdel-Rahman, the spiritual leader of men convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
This was bound to get a response from the neocons, especially because the Blind Sheikh was arrested by New York authorities, not the weak and confused Feds:
Bloomberg responded on Friday night to Morsi's pledge, saying he would oppose any effort to "undermine" Abdel-Rahman serving a life sentence. He said the sheikh's conviction was a measure of justice against a man "who tried to kill so many".
Morsi then asserted the source
of his power in an interesting way:
Morsi earlier read the oath of office and defied the country's military rulers by saying: "I fear no one but God."
"There is no power above people power," Morsi said to wild cheers from the crowd, many of whom were supporters of the once-banned Muslim Brotherhood. "Today you are the source of this power. You give this power to whoever you want and you withhold it from whoever you want, with God's blessings."
This should cause cognitive-dissonance ulcers for the westerners who have been supporting the Arab Spring on the basis of "democracy".
In the neocon mind, as seen in places like NRO and NPR, "democracy" starts with God-given rights
of the people, and the people grant their power to a government. This government exists solely to serve the interests of the super-rich and super-fashionable, i.e. the neocons. In the present generation, rich and fashionable specifically means Jews and homosexuals.
Morsi starts with the same premise: God gives power to the people, who have permitted Morsi to implement their power. But his intent is to serve the majority of Egyptians,
not the Cool People. And the majority of Egyptians have no patience with Jews and homosexuals.
Cognitive dissonance alarm! Cognitive dissonance alarm! Cognitive dissonance alarm!