You'd think at his age, he'd want a little quiet time and retire/resign, but now he refuses. Does he realize how dangerously unpopular he is?
Most world leaders are far removed from the ordinary folk they rule. They don't read newspapers, nor watch the news on TV. They get predigested, edited and carefully composed "news digests" from their staff. They certainly don't meet with the
In a sense those leaders are sometimes misled by their advisors who, for their own reasons, want to keep the status quo, or extend their own power to cash in.
Whatever happens in Egypt will be bad news for Egypt and the world. Egypt will be in turmoil until a ruler, whether a new one or Mubarak takes firm control. Egypt doesn't have a culture and history of peaceful, tolerant democracy in the western sense. There's the same problem in Iraq, which makes the American presence there dangerously useless.
And that brings me to the so-called "peace process," sic, between Israel and the Arab terrorists who are trying to destroy us. Negotiations won't solve the problem. At this point in time, the Arabs are incapable of keeping the peace with us. They must evolve, develop a new culture which accepts us. Once that happens, there won't be any need for "peace talks," nor will we need to give them our precious Land.