LA Times now provides the best round up coverage of the Middle East of US newspapers. But Fleishman strikes me as consistently clueless. Look at this: "The choice of intelligence chief Omar Suleiman as Egypt's second-in-command nevertheless met with some positive reaction. Suleiman is a seasoned veteran of the power structure and, in some quarters at least, is considered preferable to Mubarak's son, Gamal, previously seen as being groomed to succeed his father." Arab media are reporting all day that demonstrators are protesting against the choice of Sulayman, but Fleishman thinks otherwise.