Fires on the Nile ,Dark Clouds over Egypt

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November 18, 2008 @ 23:33 UTC

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Barack Obama
International Relations

This is bit old from last month but it is never too late to share it with you. John Bradley , the author of “Inside Egypt: The Land of the Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution” wrote in the occasion of the NDPC last month a very important feature to The Jewish Daily Forward . Yes I know that the publication can make some eyebrows to rise but let’s remember something he is not an Arab or Egyptian and he is free to write where ever he wants.

Anyhow forget about Forward and please read what he wrote especially the last part. The rest we know it very well in Egypt but just concentrate to the last part where he says :

America’s next president should take full advantage of the Mubarak regime’s current vulnerability to push for the opening up of Egypt’s political process and clear the way for the country to address the underlying causes of instability. But Washington must act quickly, before it becomes too late to do anything but watch from the sidelines as Cairo burns.

I do not know why I have the feeling that since the secret Obama envoy visit to Cairo with his generous offer , Mubarak will gain power, Obama wants to revive the Peace Process and unfortunately he needs Mubarak . I wish I am wrong but again as Bradley said in the beginning of the feature , Egypt was absent from Obama’s speeches unlike other countries in the region unlike McCain, it is not about the  rallies, I followed this election from the very early being. Bush administration was bad in all ways but we should not forget that they give Mubarak and son hard times because of democracy and freedom.

Anyhow it is less than 2 months to know the Obama policy towards Egypt.

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