The GMBDW quote of the day comes from Nathan J. Brown, a scholar of the Egyptian legal system at George Washington University. who said about the meaning of Egyptian President Morsi’s assumption of sweeping new powers:
‘I, Morsi, am all powerful. And in my first act as being all powerful, I declare myself more powerful still. But don’t worry — it’s just for a little while.’”
A post from yesterday reported that Morsi had granted himself what are described as “sweeping new powers” that place him above any oversight.