Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mubarak Will Never Die

Isn't it weird that ten years ago there was more talk about who will succeed Mubarak than there is today? I think we all realize now that we got it completely wrong back then. The man will never die. Yes, he is immortal. He will certainly outlive Omar Soliman and his son Gamal will become Egypt's prince Charles, forever waiting for daddy to abdicate or die but neither will happen. Mubarak is a fit and energetic eighty year old. Not a single grey hair in his head and he is constantly travelling all over the place looking great. His mother died when she was 105 in a car accident, so he is going nowhere for at least 20 years. Forget about succession.