Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Mubarak Marathan Interviews must mean one thing only: he has become fully aware of how unpopular he has become. Throughout the interviews (and I still have a part of part III that I have not seen) he was very defensive, trying--with obvious effort--to promote himself, but the help of Adib's hagiographic approach will only hurt the propaganda campaign. In conclusion, Mubarak summarized his life as "hard labor in the service of the Egyptian people." I summarize my experience in watching his interviews as "hard labor in the service of the Angry Arab News Service."