Home Politics Mubarak Saving Face? Politics Mubarak Saving Face? By Justin Gardner - Feb 2, 2011 0 2 SHARE Facebook Twitter tweet Find more from Donar at Political Graffiti. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Windows 10 Detailed Review – Apps, Menus, Improvements, Features and More WhatsApp vs. Traditional SMS – Is WhatsApp Costly than SMS? 5 Features That Will Disappear in Windows 10 and How to Get Them Back 2 COMMENTS Seems to me Mubarak’s goose was cooked as soon as it became clear that the military was unwilling to intervene forcefully on his behalf. They may still decide to intervene forcefully, but only on behalf of restoring a semblance of civil order. If they do that, I expect we’ll see some “provisional” government led by General Somebody, with Mubarak doing a perp walk. I’m glad the US hasn’t interjected itself forcefully. This needs to be about Egypt first and foremost, which means that we avoid the appearance of anointing a winner. Hopefully we’ll be able to help out with fostering a somewhat peaceful transition to a new government that the people can feel is legitimate. Hopefully, Egyptians will understand that democracy is harder than it looks. But as this juncture, it seems that whatever unity exists is negative: against Mubarak. Coalescing patiently around a concrete positive vision is much harder. Reply Not enough so, updates are sickening Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.