July 14, 2013

In his column “A preferable tyranny” [op-ed, July 11], George F. Will said that Egypt’s military tyranny is preferable to that of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s. But he failed to mention the Egyptian military’s July 8 massacre of more than 50 pro-Morsi demonstrators. The military had the audacity to blame the deaths on the Muslim Brotherhood for “inciting violence.”

Mr. Morsi’s whereabouts and condition are unknown, and arrests of the Muslim Brotherhood leadership are ongoing. How this can be construed as a “preferable tyranny” is beyond me. Mr. Will alluded to a totalitarian government as “a boot stamping on a human face.” But these facts suggest it’s an Egyptian military boot and the face is that of the Muslim Brotherhood.

F. Wayland Marks, Fredericksburg