[Michael Wahid] Hanna says Morsi made a tactical error by not aligning himself with Egypt’s other political factions, his natural allies in trying to wrest political power from the military. But both sides, he says, are guilty of ignoring the public they’re supposed to be serving.
HANNA: It’s been power politics, and what hasn’t happened is governance. I think both the military and the Muslim Brotherhood and President Morsi run a real risk of alienating broad swaths of the population if this battle is seen as solely pertaining to institutional self-interests and unmoored from the really, serious, material concerns that everyday Egyptians have about their difficult lives and trying to see them get better.
How serious this confrontation between military and Brotherhood could become - there are differing views -
but as a case of alarmist view.