Friday, February 11, 2011

Hasta La Vista, Hosni!

It took this stubborn Taurus a while, but former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak finally stepped down as the nonviolent demonstrators in Tahrir Square demanded when this revolution started in Cairo 18 days ago.

I discovered a while back that Hosni Mubarak and I have the same May 4 birthday, but I digress..

It is a historic day for the Egyptian people and one they and the world won't ever forget, and neither will those of us witnessing this history unfold in front of us from the comfort of our living rooms.

We can only hope and pray that the Arab world's most populous country will continue on the path of peaceful evolution to a democracy that consistently holds free and fair elections.  

We also hope that Egypt return to its place of leadership and respect amongst the nations of the Arab world and internationally.

Here's hoping the rest of the autocratic rulers in the region got the message that was sent from Cairo.   Change your ways now and give the people residing in the various Middle Eastern nations more of a say in how they are governed or suffer the consequences..

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