Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Mubarak is Still President
The resistance to his resignation from Washington and the NDP indicates it is more important than many suppose. My initial analysis supposed that it wouldn't matter much if Mubarak resigned as long as Suleiman, quite the nasty character, stayed around to 'administer' democracy. I guess their feeling is that if you cut off the head of the snake, the body dies. I do understand the resistance from Mubarak's point of view: the minute he resigns he will be a hunted man for the rest of his existence.