Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bargaining power

Hosni Mubarak's pledge that he will step down at the end of his current term is akin to the jailed defendant who asks you to tell the prosecutor that he will gladly take six months county time on his felony dope case today.

The prosecutor's answer? "I'm sure he would."

I think it's time that Mr. Mubarak took the hint and stepped down now before Egypt falls into anarchy. Should that happen, the military is ready to swoop in and take control.

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