Refusing the hand of a menace

Leading Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas, who features in my book The Blogging Revolution, recently refused a meeting with outgoing US President George W. Bush:

I owe Bush nothing and he owes me nothing and even if he has something that I might want, I no longer want it. I am inherently against any American involvement in the Egyptian business be it good or bad. I just want him to hold his peace and stop supporting the Egyptian regime. Put the Iraqi invasion aside with all the other worldwide disasters that Bush brought on the world, it is more than enough for me that Bush calls president Mubarak “a man of peace”.

The guts of bloggers in a US-backed dictatorship.

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