Suleiman Not A Proper Choice For Transition Or Change; Worse Than VP Cheney!
Yesterday Vice President Omar Suleiman granted two very different interviews; one with Christiane Amanpour which on the surface was civil although expressing the position that reform will take a long time, 70 days for Constitutional Amendments to be offered and even longer to implement any that are approved, and a second interview with an a Al Jazerra reporter in which he emphasized the themes of: (1) The youth movement being implemented by outside forces, (2) The Media as a cause, (3) Investigation and prosecution of agitators, (4) reform delays up to 2 and 3 years and (5) determining who would be allowed to run for President. Given Mubarak’s current state of mind this man is running the show.
HE TOO HAS TO GO!
NYT: Obama cutting deal to have CIA torture point-man Suleiman replace Mubarak --White House, Egypt Discuss Plan for Mubarak's Exit 04 Feb 2011 The Obama administration is discussing with Egyptian officials a proposal for President Hosni Mubarak to resign immediately, turning over power to a transitional government headed by Vice President Omar Suleiman with the support of the Egyptian military, administration officials and Arab diplomats said Thursday. ...Officials from both governments are continuing talks about a plan in which Mr. Suleiman, backed by Lt. Gen. Sami Enan, chief of the Egyptian armed forces, and Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi, the defense minister, would immediately begin a process of constitutional reform. [This will not fly. See: New Egyptian VP Ran Mubarak's Security Team, Oversaw Torture --Omar Suleiman Offered to Chop Off Man's Arm for CIA, Says Author 01 Feb 2011.]