Americans and Egyptians have been upset at what they call a coup by the Egyptian Supreme Court in ruling on presidential candidates, etc. They forget that we had our own coup in the US by our Supreme Court in deciding Bush v. Gore, and appointing George W. Bush President of the US regardless of what the actual vote was in Florida. The US survived this coup, although poorly, since Bush was one of the worst Presidents in American history. Egypt may survive its little coup, but it is much more unstable than the US was. The big issue is Islamic fundamentalism, which has been given a huge boost by America’s ill-advised war in Iraq, which hugely strengthened the hand of Islamic fundamentalists in the Middle East.