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Unfortunately, Mubarak said “no”

© Tom Toles

UPDATE: Apparently Mubarak changed his mind today.



  1. Don wrote:

    Fortunately, he’s now said yes. Stay tuned. More to come.

    Friday, February 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Permalink
  2. I notice that he’s not fled the country, and that he has lots of loyalists among the military.

    I don’t really think this is done yet.

    Friday, February 11, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Permalink
  3. Jason Ray wrote:

    I think Mubarak’s oart is over. However, note that he resigned and “turned the government over to the military” so what has actually happened is a military coup, sparked by popular protests. The real test will be to see if the military relinquishes control in a democratic process, or if they are switching one dictator for another.

    Friday, February 11, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Permalink
  4. Sammy wrote:

    @Jason: I noticed the same headline and wondered exactly how this is a “win” and why there is rejoicing in the streets.

    Friday, February 11, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Permalink
  5. BTN wrote:

    I wouldn’t consider this a military coup because even if it had been started by the military, military force or the threat of military force was never really a factor in the decision. Also, the military is trusted by both sides: the side losing power (Mubarak) and the side that kicked them out.

    Friday, February 11, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Permalink
  6. ebdoug wrote:

    this looks very much like a change for the worse. No wonder Cheney loved this guy:

    Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Permalink
  7. Iron Knee wrote:

    As far as I can tell, Suleiman is no longer in power either.

    Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 11:14 am | Permalink