Found this article
via Real Clear Politics
(it's not just for elections, anymore!)
"Certainly across the region, kifaya is now addressed to concepts of government including dynastic tyrannies handed down from father to son, massive theft of public funds, the prevalent lack of transparency in business and the conduct of the affairs of state and mental retardation spread by imposters posing as religious leaders. "
I suspect that corrupt cronyism is the number one complaint of democracy activists throughout the Middle East. Democracy is the best antidote to this problem, in that it is the only system that makes officials accountable in any way. Thus democracy is not an end in itself here, but a means to emplace accountability.
Just one of the benefits from the world's least mediocre form of government!
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