Comparing him with Saddam Hussein is shooting oneself in the foot - in my opinion. And going after actors, intellectuals, etc, because they felt like that too, is wrong! It's like "purging" the country of its best people. Yet, I have a problem with him too: was he indeed as corrupt as the Guardian writes? Stole $70 billions? In fact, if he took just ONE billion dollars he should be erased totally from Egypt's history. But blacklisting his supporters is bad, bad, bad! They are probably the best of Egypt's intelligentia.