Death By 1000 Papercuts
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Will Hosni Mubarak die before he writes his memoir? A memoir which might have contradicted George W. Bush’s memoir Decision Points and Bush’s claim, Mubarak informed Bush there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. WMD’s, the reason Americans and the world were given for launching the invasion of Iraq. Hosni Mubarak, Bush’s Iraq War ‘fall guy’.
According to the Arabic international daily Asharq Alawsat ‘Hosni Mubarak’s death could come at any time’.
Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat –After Egyptian Ambassador to the US Sameh Shoukry publicly acknowledged that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is in bad health, a former security official affiliated to the Egyptian military high command told Asharq Al-Awsat that the announcement of Hosni Mubarak’s death could come at any time. The former security official said “what is certain is that his state of health is declining drastically, in addition [to this] there is information that he is refusing to receive the required medical treatment.”
‘The source also revealed that there had been attempts to convince Mubarak to travel abroad for medical treatment, most probably to German where he previously underwent treatment to remove a gallbladder last year. However the former security official clarified to Asharq Al-Awsat that “Mubarak is refusing this…in fact, he has asked those around him to allow him to die in his country, and I believe this is just a matter of time” adding “it is unfortunate that this is how it will end.”
Contrary to reports that Mubarak is working on a memoir, the former Egyptian official told Asharq Al-Awsat that “this is untrue…Mubarak’s health is not up to this, he is only regains consciousness rarely, spending most of his time in a comatose state.”
GlobalSecurity.org published a report on Bush’s memoir and Bush’s claim about the role Hosni Mubarak allegedly played in the invasion of Iraq.
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Former U.S. President George W. Bush says Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak informed the U.S. that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. He also spoke of other people who had influence on his decision to invade Iraq.
The revelation comes in Bush’s memoirs, Decision Points, in which he highlighted mistakes made during the Iraq war campaign, and the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in the country.
“President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt had told [general] Tommy Franks that Iraq had biological weapons and was certain to use them on our troops,” Bush revealed in his newly-released book.
The former president said Mubarak “refused to make the allegation in public for fear of inciting the Arab street.”
Bush explained that the “intelligence from a Middle Eastern leader who knew [former Iraqi president] Saddam [Hussein] well had an impact on my thinking.”
“Just as there were risks to actions, there were risks to inaction as well,” he wrote in Decision Points.
About that Mubarak memoir, two weeks after George W. Bush’s memoir Decision Points hit the bookshelves on November 9th, a statement was released by Mubarak spokesman Suleiman Iwad, a statement in which Mubarak denied he told Bush Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.
By November, 2010, Bush was a private citizen while Mubarak was still in power. Mubarak immediately denied Bush’s claim. One month later protests against Mubarak began in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
This article was posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 9:40 am