Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak must be laughing right now, says Dalrymple at his Hilarious Pessimist blog. Morsi’s democratic mandate sure didn’t last long:
Ex-president Morsi believed he was legitimate because he had more votes than his opponent, but this is a very crude way of defining legitimacy. On such a view, a legitimately elected leader can do anything he pleases provided only that carries majority opinion with him at election time. This is the royal road to electoral dictatorship.