Essam Sharaf, our “revolutionary prime minister,” is flying out on Monday to meet the Arab Gulf monarchs, in a bid to attract foreign investments, and to “assure them the January revolution was a purely Egyptian affair and will not be exported to other countries.”
Sharaf, shame on you. Our revolution should extend its hands to the oppressed people of those countries. The success of our revolution is a function of its spreading in the region. We cannot build a democratic Egypt surrounded by an ocean of dictatorships (and that includes Israel).