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Mubarak was the good old days

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 file photo, Egypt's then President Hosni Mubarak listens to President Barack Obama, unseen, during joint statements in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

    FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 file photo, Egypt's then President Hosni Mubarak listens to President Barack Obama, unseen, during joint statements in the East Room of the White House in Washington.  (AP)

  • Jan. 13, 2013: Egyptian supporters of ousted former President Hosni Mubarak celebrate an appeal granted by a court.

    Jan. 13, 2013: Egyptian supporters of ousted former President Hosni Mubarak celebrate an appeal granted by a court.  (AP)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2008 file photo, then Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak speaks after receiving the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding in New Delhi, India.

    FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2008 file photo, then Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak speaks after receiving the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding in New Delhi, India.  (AP)

The chaos and deadly clashes in Egypt prompt a question: What did we gain by helping to push out Hosni Mubarak?

Wait, I know the answer. The old dictator was an American ally who made peace with Israel for 30 years.

In exchange, we got the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi, who imposes martial law, is pushing Sharia law and says that Jews are the descendants of “apes and pigs.”

And we’re giving him tanks and jets. Are we crazy or stupid?

Read the rest of Michael Goodwin's column at the New York Post

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Michael Goodwin is a Fox News contributor and New York Post columnist.

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