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Egypt's status: More of the same or just about

Reader comment on item: Why Egypt Will Not Soon Become Democratic

Submitted by JACQUES HADIDA (United States), Feb 6, 2011 at 13:41

I go along with all you say Daniel.

My view is that to satisfy the masses, Suleiman should invite Mubarack to step out. He becomes President and before any elections, he calls on his side people from whichever opposition is there. Including the Btotherhood but not in big numberrs.

He can now tell the world that he has a multi faceted form of government, while still holding the reins. His justification is that Egypt needs America's help and to do so he has to satisfy some of America's demands, otherwise, losing that support, there will be no money to run the country or pay for all the government workers.

He can use that rationale even with the Brotherhood for if they take their route, a la Iran, it will be a loss for all. Who cares for Democracy now? The country has to survive. The people have to stop protestimng and wasting their time, they have to go back to their normal activities. I am sure they will listen to common sense if they can see it will turn to their advantage.

The government has to take actions to show it is here to help. Start by removing corruption where it is the most evident, use all funds recovered by reducing food and high consuming products for everyone, Have all leaders set examples by their behavior and frugality. Find national programs to hire people so they can earn a living, whether fixing roads. building shools and hospitals. Promote natural resources and expand their availability within and outside. Invite investors to develope locally project using the existing manpower. Show confidence and build trust. And more and more.

Something has to be done and must be done, regardless oif some do not see it that way. It is a matter of survival and common sense should prevail

BEST REGARDS

JACQUES HADIDA

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