June 20, 2004
Hosni Mubarak is not dead.
I mentioned a few days ago that there was a rumor floating around that Hosni Mubarak, president of Egypt, was dead. Turns out, he's not dead, just afflicted with the problem I had a few months ago: a slipped disk. I went to a hospital about 60 blocks from my apartment and was home within a week. Hosni has been flown to Germany for the surgery. Now, Egypt gets the same amount of aid as Israel. And yet, if an Israeli needed to have their slipped disk fixed, they could, presumably go to the hospital in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Eilat or any number of other places. I have a friend that had a certain surgery in Israel a few years ago because it wasn't yet available in the rest of world (it is now). So why is Hosni not having the surgery in Cairo, Alexandria or Luxor? I'm not really asking, I know the answer. I'm sure he's plenty happy sitting on his gold toilets, no need to upset the apple cart by making sure some of the aid money actually reaches the people or helps the country.Posted by Karol at June 20, 2004 08:24 PM | TrackBack