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December 03, 2004


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» Egypt's Opposition from Think, Sphinx
US Amassador to Egypt David Welch met with Egyptian opposition spokesman Rifa'at AlSaid, according to Abu Aardvark. The pessimistic part of me thinks that this meeting was allowed to happen to portray the much touted "reforms." The only way we'll k... [Read More]


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I guess I'd need a few more particulars on the US relationship with Egypt. What is exactly is significant about Abassador Welch talking with the opposition? Surely many western ambassadors talk with the opposition. Is this step some sort of acknowledgement that the opposition exists? Is the US alone able to pressure Mubarek for reform? Is Mubarek's utility to Washington waning, and it's time for him to go the way of Marcos in the Philippines?

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