Egyptian embassy replies to WaPo

The press attache of the Egyptian embassy in Washington has replied to the scathingly anti-Mubarak Washington Post editorial of a few days ago. Note that he makes use of the recent demonstrations to prove that Egypt is free after all:

The editorial concluded that the elections would be fraudulent before they were held. Ironically, the Cairo demonstrations that The Post mentioned are an indication of the increasingly open and healthy democracy that President Mubarak has promoted since his first day in office.


See, we must be free, there are people demonstrating in our country saying they are not free!
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Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.