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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Mubarak to Obama: "You don't understand Egypt's culture"

An article by Christiane Amanpour on her interview with Hosni Mubarak:
He said he's fed up with being president and would like to leave office now, but cannot, he says, for fear that the country would sink into chaos.

...While he described President Obama as a very good man, he wavered when I asked him if he felt the U.S. had betrayed him. When I asked him how he responded to the United States' veiled calls for him to step aside sooner rather than later, he said he told President Obama, "You don't understand the Egyptian culture and what would happen if I step down now."
In this case, Mubarak is telling the truth: Egypt will sink into chaos and Obama doesn't understand Arab culture.