I also wanted to mention something else that might enlighten readers about how such events are frequently spun in what is known in Egypt as al sahafa al safra ("the yellow press"). The "independent" weekly Al Osboa ("The Week"), which has strong ties to the security apparatus, had as the following front-page, top-fold headline: "The Deceitful Visit: Albright attacks our house." It was accompanied with a most unflattering picture of Albright and Saad Eddin Ibrahim.
I'll have more to say about this and how it ties in with reform and Bush's inauguration speech soon. But first, I have to finish an article (the kind I get paid for) on the topic.