Friday, February 04, 2011

So long, and thanks for all the fish?

Will it be the helicopter on top of the roof method?

The Obama administration is discussing with Egyptian officials a proposal for President Hosni Mubarak to resign immediately and turn over power to a transitional government headed by Vice President Omar Suleiman with the support of the Egyptian military, administration officials and Arab diplomats said Thursday.

Suleiman, as you might expect, is a real prince. It may, however, be a "relatively" fairly broad coalition so the Right in this country can still go remain insane.

But it's not like Mubarak will not be leaving without the traditional parting gifts of a long-time tyrant who has benefited in part from the West's largess:

Egypt’s embattled President Hosni Mubarak’s and his family’s net worth is estimated to be between U.S. dollars 40 and 70 billion, a media report said. The wealth of the Egypt’s first family was built largely from military contracts during his days as an air force officer...


StonyPillow said...

Or the Egyptian military might use more persuasive means.

Montag said...

Ah, yes, another faithful friend of the U.S. who's enthusiastically adopted the Bush family motto, "Public service for private gain."

jimmiraybob said... the Right in this country can still ... remain insane.

Short of installing Bombin' Bolton as new supreme ruler and then supplying him with a nuke arsenal to use at his discretion, what wouldn't stoke the right wing Teaocracy?

pansypoo said...

gotta cut baradai out.

Anonymous said...

That's not Change, that's Deranged.
In America, deranged is merely out of sorts and armed.