Just a friendly phone call
I would like to inform those of you who didn't get the memo that says that Bush is not pleased with Mubarak over what happend at the referendum, despite what Laura might've said, i would like to inform you of the "friendly" 10 minute call good ole Hosny got yesterday from him: President George W. Bush urged Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Wednesday to show the world his country can set an example for others by holding free and fair presidential elections. "I urged him once again to have as free and fair elections as possible because it will be a great legacy for his country," Bush told reporters during a session with visiting South African President Thabo Mbeki. Bush and Mubarak spoke by telephone for about 10 minutes and among the topics they covered was the start of the presidential election campaign in Egypt, and last week's referendum there and incidents of violence. Bush said Mubarak assured him that he wants to have free and fair elections. "I will to the best of my ability continue to try to convince him that it's not only in Egypt's interest, but the world's interests, to see Egypt have free and fair elections," Bush said. Activists urging a boycott of the May 25 referendum on a new presidential election system in Egypt were beaten, kicked and punched by plainclothes supporters of Mubarak, according to witnesses. Mubarak told Bush his attorney general was investigating the incident. Yes, and i am sure that he will find nothing despite the numerous pictures and eye-witness accounts of what happend that day! "He's publicly stated he is for free and fair elections, and now is the time for him to show the world that his great country can set an example for others," Bush said. The great country can set the example, no problem. It's Mubarak that has to set it really by punishing the kind of behaviour that took place the day of the referendum, and maybe, just maybe, follow some standards for a far election. Oh look, Bush has some for you in case you can't come up with some on your own: "People ought to be allowed to vote without being intimidated, people ought to be allowed to be on TV, and if the government owns the TV, they need to allow the opposition on TV, people ought to be allowed to carry signs and express their pleasure or displeasure. People ought to have very vote count," he said. See Hosny? It's not that hard is it? No? Ok, then why don't you stop being a douche bag and let us have our free fu**in elections? God knows you will probably win any way with the current state of the opposition, so why don't you just give the people a real right to chose for once? It may forgive some of the shit you've put us through those past 24 years. So, what do you say Guy?