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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Thursday, September 08, 2005

So what are you gonna do about it?

With Mubarak in the lead, and amidst reports of massive fraud from opposition and monitors, Ayman Nour is asking for an election re-run that he isn't going to get. Why? Well... A decision would have to come from the Presidential Election Commission, which is immune from judicial review and which has ignored many opposition complaints about the poll. Those are the same people who fought tooth and nail to prevent any kind of monitoring of the election. And naturaly.. Mubarak's campaign spokesman, Mohamed Kamal, said Nour was attacking the process because he was going to lose. And the US' opinion? In Washington, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the U.S. government was following the election closely and called the vote "a beginning." "These elections really mark a historic departure for Egypt, in the fact that you have multicandidate presidential elections. I think it's safe to say that Egyptians have not seen a presidential election like the one they have just seen in their lifetimes," he told reporters. No, Sean. I have to disagree with you there. We have seen ones like this one before, every single time actually. Whatever...

1 Comments:

At 9/08/2005 05:51:00 PM, Blogger newc said...

It matters more that you are able to talk and talk hard about it than to replace leaders on the fly. Governance requires many deep understandings as well as skill and knowledge.

It was traditionally better to go with the evil you know than put an experienced and under educated man in power because weakness, as we all know, leads to more weakness.

Concentrate more on who should be leaders and why than always trying to rip the ones who sit current out of office.

You will find to your dismay that the most fantastic leaders lack skill to progress you properly. Many hate politics and would never run for office.

Any leader that progresses destruction of anything is leading nothing. But leaders who concentrate on building and know what it takes to calm the restless wave as well as move forward - those are what you desperately need.

I AM not anti Mubarak, I AM pro better leadership for any nation. Everyone should have respect for leaders if they were elected by popular vote. If not, find something stronger. That Grace is coming.

You will learn from our shortcomings and we will all be the better for it in the long term but be patient. Nothing is overnight success.

You have done fantastic work my brother. Concentrate more on diamonds in the rough and less on removing what you have. Even leaders you may despise deserve to be safe.

The tide will turn.. turn.. turn.

 

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