President Barack Obama and Egypt President Hosni Mubarak:

Many Egyptians find the fact that Mubarak has outlasted five

U.S. presidents to be a sign that the Egyptian political system

is in a sad state of repair. Using America as a foil, the author,

Mohammad Abdul Qudus, makes it clear that he thinks its time

for Mubarak and his clan to relinquish power.

 

 

Amal Al Ummah, Egypt

If America Can Change, Why Not Egypt?

 

"In America, there's a system of government that one must respect, even if we would disagree with it one hundred percent of the time. Because there, the president's powers are restricted and in any case, his period in office cannot exceed eight years!"

 

By Mohammad Abdul Qudus

 

Translated By James Jacobson

 

June 3, 2009

 

Egypt - Amal Al Ummah - Original Article (Arabic)

The presumed heir apparent: Gamal Mubarak is Hosni Mubarak's right hand man, but denies interest in leading Egypt. Few believe him.

 

BBC NEWS VIDEO: Critics charge President Hosni Mubarak with using the ruling party conference to tout his son, Gamal Mubarak, as the man who will take over, Nov. 2, 2009, 00:02:41RealVideo

 

On the occasion of the visit by American President "Barack Hussein Obama" to our country, I would say that the U.S. has an administration that is capable of correcting its mistakes. Because in America, there's a system of government that one must respect, even if we would disagree with it one hundred percent of the time. Because there, the president's powers are restricted and in any case, his period in office cannot exceed eight years!

 

Unfortunately in our case, mistakes accumulate because here we have no change, for the president retains absolute power for his entire life - and is now looking forward having his son inherit this legacy!! What a wonder!

 

SEE ALSO ON THIS:

Al Araby, Egypt: Five U.S. Presidencies is Too Long for Mubarak

Kuwait Times, Kuwait: For an Obama on the Make, Egypt is the Wise Choice

Alhayat Aljadeeda, Palestine: As Palestinians Await Obama's Speech, We Must Unify

Amal Al Ummah, Egypt: Don't Be Fooled By Obama's Egypt Speech

Amal Al Ummah, Egypt: Egypt's Comments on Israeli Nukes a Betrayal of Muslims

Al-Arab al-Yawm, Jordan: World Must Not Fall for Obama PR Onslaught

Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Obama: A Humble Leader Worthy of His Great Nation

Al Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Obama Interview with Al-Arabiya Cause for Arab Shame

Le Quotidien d'Oran, Algeria Arab Leaders Prefer to 'Listen to Obama's Fables'

Al Watan, Oman: When 'Hussein' is the Most Beautiful Word

L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon: Stars, Stripes and the Muslim Crescent

L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon: Arab Leaders Should Heed Obama's Words

Financial Times Deutschland, Germany: Obama's Brain Twister: Selecting a Muslim Venue

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