Friday, February 11, 2011

Adios, Hosni Mubarak

One less tyrant in the world.  And he was ours, my fellow Americans.  We subsidized this thug for three decades, allowing him to amass a personal wealth of over $20 billion on a military officer's salary (much of this on the dime and involuntary support of the American taxpayer).  Mubarak was Israel's thug, too, putting to rest the notion that our erstwhile ally in Tel Aviv represents the only true democracy in the region.  Not anymore.

Congratulations to the people of Egypt.  Here's to hoping that all of your demands are fulfilled.

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