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  •  At 82 he's bound to have a few bats in the belfry (6+ / 0-)

    proud to be a pro-democracy kossack

    by bicycle Hussein paladin on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 06:13:42 PM PST

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    •  It wouldn't be unexpected (3+ / 0-)
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      standingup, grrr, greengemini

      for him to fall into delusions about his own power and permanency.  I can see where it would be most difficult to walk away from the presidency and just become an old man who had failed to pass on his stature to his son. No sympathies, but I can see that possibility.

      Sometimes it's better to individually address a problem rather than just criticize our politicians for failing to do so.

      by texasmom on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 07:59:09 PM PST

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      •  He is surrounded (2+ / 0-)
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        for years with Yes-men. This cannot make any sense to him or his sense of self. And in the meantime,his "friends" in the Saudi govt are telling him what he wants to hear (and what they want to believe)

        $ to DFA, none to DSCC/DCCC

        by grrr on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 08:18:48 PM PST

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        •  Very true - his time for an honorable exit (0+ / 0-)

          is drawing short.  I wish his family (or anyone close to him) would encourage a rapid leave-taking.  

          Sometimes it's better to individually address a problem rather than just criticize our politicians for failing to do so.

          by texasmom on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 08:41:28 PM PST

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      •  Please. (0+ / 0-)

        Mubarak is still around because he's still on the job.

        What job?  The same job he's had for the last 30 years.

        Doin' work, dictatin', gettin' paid, and garnering US gladhands every step of the way.  You know.  All that "behind the scenes" stuff.

        This is international politics of empire.  We're talking about a tens of billions of dollar investment spanning decades here.  

        You think we do that without knowing what's going on?  Without being right in the frickin' bed with Mubarak?

        No.  Please.  Mubarak will be gone as soon as he stops serving a purpose.

        Please don't feed the security state.

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