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Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 02/ 2/2011

Mubarak won't seek reelection but won't step down

By Ann Telnaes

By Ann Telnaes  | February 2, 2011; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  Foreign Policy, Middle East  
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Murbarak's time is up. He should bow out for the good of his country, only his ego and his lust for power are keeping him in office. He is stalling for time, space and confusion in hopes of wearing out his opponents. Lets hope the people of Egypt have the patience, forsight and wisdom to succeed in their quest and install a government that is a true democracy in which the specters of radicalism, authortarianism and injustice are rooted out.

Posted by: MyVoice3 | February 3, 2011 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Neat! ...and like Chapter 11 of a Saturday Movie Serial, leaving us hanging as to what happens in chapter "12".

P.S. Aren't we fortunate to have Obama during this crisis - instead of McCain and Palin? Whew!

Posted by: lufrank1 | February 2, 2011 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Wonderfully insightful cartoon.

Posted by: shripadd | February 2, 2011 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Wow, you conservative posters are amazing. Mubarak's held his stranglehold for 30 years -- since Reagan was President -- and yet you still think it's clever to blame Obama for Mubarak's regime?

How about this interpretation instead: After the Republican Reagan administration allowed this dictator to take control of Egypt and hold it for 3 decades, finally the Democratic Obama administration inspired the people of Egypt to rise up and overthrow Mubarak.

See, both interpretations sound equally valid to somebody who doesn't know anything -- like you -- about the actual history of Egypt.

Posted by: egc52556 | February 2, 2011 8:56 AM | Report abuse

and Biden was for Mubarak before Obama was against him

Posted by: bignoisylawnmower | February 2, 2011 6:39 AM | Report abuse

I thought President Obama's words last night pretty lame. He would be wise to tell Murbarak to pretend he died and let the army take over to hold a convention and an election. When one hasn't much to say, it is best to say very little, use as few oratorical flourishes as possible and not appear pompous. Obama does pompous better than almost anyone on the planet.

Posted by: hamelinfish | February 2, 2011 4:11 AM | Report abuse

I thought President Obama's words last night pretty lame. He would be wise to tell Murbarak to pretend he died and let the army take over to hold a convention and an election. When one hasn't much to say, it is best to say very little, use as few oratorical flourishes as possible and not appear pompous. Obama does pompous better than almost anyone on the planet.

Posted by: hamelinfish | February 2, 2011 4:11 AM | Report abuse

I watched this and all I could think about was the ending to The Castle of Cagliostro.

Posted by: Falling4Ever | February 2, 2011 1:43 AM | Report abuse

Awesome!

Posted by: lcarter0311 | February 1, 2011 10:35 PM | Report abuse

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