What Stratfor's Fred Burton thought of Mubarak
From the Wikileaks trove, here's their VP for intelligence's take, on February 11 2011, the day Mubarak stepped down:
The real kicker in all this is that the only reason we don't have a 9/11 type incident happening every week in this country is because of dictators like Mubarak. He's kept his boot on the throat of the Brotherhood and every other radical Islamic group for some time now. Yes, he has probably thrown many people in prison for nothing more than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But he's been one of our staunchest allies in the GWOT and we'll start paying the price (with more attacks on US facilities) when he's gone. If I were him, I'd take my millions, head to Tahiti and giggle at Obama as he struggles with the flood of attacks that are sure to come.
You see what I mean when I wrote that Wikileaks' over-hyping of what Stratfor is is ridiculous?
[Thanks, other J.]