On the same day Bradley Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison the former murderous dictator of Egypt has been ordered to be released from prison by an Egyptian court. No good deed goes unpunished nor bad deed rewarded, or so it appears.

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak could leave prison as early as Wednesday night, government officials and legal experts said, after a Cairo court ordered the release of the deposed autocrat who ruled Egypt for three decades.

Mubarak’s release would constitute a dramatic blow to the broad protest movement that forced his removal from office in February 2011. It would also lend credibility to the Islamist opposition’s claims that the old regime is reasserting itself following a July 3 military coup that ousted Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president. Egyptian security services in recent weeks have launched a deadly crackdown against Morsi’s allies.

In the aftermath of the Egyptian Military’s non-coup coup it seems Egypt is shooting backwards to an alarming degree. First violence against protesters and now a free Mubarak.

The Egyptian prosecutor’s office, part of a judiciary that critics have long accused of being stacked with Mubarak allies, said Wednesday that it would not appeal the case’s dismissal. Legal experts said Mubarak could leave Cairo’s Tora prison within hours.

I’m sure the accusation that the office is stacked with Mubarak allies will go away now.

It is becoming increasingly obvious that the deal the “liberals” struck with the military to remove Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood from power was a deal with the devil. Not only has the military gone on a killing spree to eliminate its only seriously organized opposition, it is reinstating the old regime one piece at a time.