What about the Egyptian people?


When President Obama meets with Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak in Washington this week, Obama should not forget about speaking up for the 83 million Egyptian citizens who have no guarantee of basic human rights, Michele Dunne, the editor of the Arab Reform Bulletin, writes in the Washington Post:

When President Obama receives Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in the Oval Office on Tuesday, I wonder whether the two will sense that something is missing from the meeting. That would be the interests of Egypt’s 83 million citizens, whose collective hopes and aspirations have disappeared from U.S. considerations since President George W. Bush’s freedom agenda flamed out years ago. American citizens are also not invited to the party; Congress is out of session, and Mubarak will make no public appearances

Full column here.

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