Occasional News and comments on the situation in Post-Saddam Iraq by an Iraqi-American living in Texas
Egyptian police officers ask if it's time to dance yet
Anonymous ate my hamster
If that bloke's supposed to be providing security, it's not very funny.
هذا ليس مجلس عزاءهذا في صلاة العيد لأن تكبيرات العيد مسموعة في الفديو
Agreed but afaik the jokester guard knows the whole village personally hence the joke
Seems like he's on very good terms with them alright.
Protests in several Egyptian cities , most notably Alexandria against Shafiq
ROFL! He has certainly found a way to enjoy his job. :)
Protests in several Egyptian cities , most notably Alexandria against ShafiqAnd where were these people when the voting was going on?Seriously, Egyptians have put themselves between a rock and a hard place. One guy is going to nullify whatever women's rights Egypt had and another is going to resurrect Mubarrak. Talk about crawling out from under the bus just to throw themselves back under.
Lynnette, I think the problem was too many candidates which diluted the revolutionaries vote. Hamdain, who is running a close third was a very popular choice and is liked by the people.
‘Close third’ don't make it into the runoff.
انونيمس شنو الفرق ادا فاتحة لو صلاة العيد؟ المهم الغكرة
Zeyad,Did you read Sandmonkey's No Room for Gray post?The article does have some merit, I believe. I don't think a country can change overnight from an authoritarian type of government to one that, well, isn't. The people who are voting for the MB and a return to Mubarak's era will not be enticed to change by a candidate who appears uncertain, which is what it would take to give another candidate a chance. While I myself would like a candidate that at least looks at varying solutions to a problem and is willing to be flexible, many people prefer black and white answers to problems, even if those answers are not well thought out. You see it here too with our own election. Unfortunately, I see more problems down the road for Egypt if whoever wins the runoff doesn't moderate his stance. Because with those numbers neither one has a mandate.
Okay, so how the heck do you delete that first comment with the wrong Sandmonkey article title? I clicked on the trashcan icon, but the screen doesn't expand to show the delete button or whatever it is that's usually there.
Huh! Never mind, found a way around that. :)
Lynnette, instead of opening the comments by clicking the blogger pop-up window, try clicking the post title to bring up the comments in html. I still haven't figured out a better commenting format.
Thanks, I'll try that. :)