What suprise for the US? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 12.02.11 | 16:48 (IST)

    This is better then Mubarak remaining a figurehead - that wouldn't have satisfied the people. The unrest would have continued with risks of it spinning out of control. The military has controlled Egypt for decades - Mubarak was military. This is just one military leader retiring and passing on leadership to his successor. This is a good outcome for the US - they appeared to support the people and democracy but get what they really want instead.

    from the article: Egypt will maintain its peace treaty with Israel, military says
    First published 16:07 12.02.11 | Last updated 16:07 12.02.11
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