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August 4, 2011

Quick Takes: Mubarak in the Cage with a Posturepedic*

Mubarak testifies in cage1. Sealy your fate.

2. Brings whole new to appreciation to “going out feet first.”

3. Hannibal Lector? …Right. Hannibal Lecture maybe.

4. You think the junta learned a few things about self-preservation? “Hosni: Meet wolves.”

5. On the other hand, great episode does not a series make.

6. America really is in decline. You mean to tell me, not one of Hosni’s former patrons could have lined up a long-term stay at Club Feb?”

* With apologies to Clue.

(photo: Reuters/Egypt TV via Reuters TV caption: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak speaks into a microphone during his trial at the Police Academy in Cairo, in this still image taken from video August 3, 2011. Mubarak was wheeled into a courtroom cage in a hospital bed on Wednesday to face trial for killing protesters — an image that thrilled those who overthrew him and must have chilled other Arab autocrats facing popular uprisings. If convicted, Mubarak could face the death penalty. .)

  • Anonymous

    Visually links to another former high-ranking official, another courtroom, another time, not all that far away as the crow flies.

  • Marie

    He seems to be lecturing us from a position of weakness. The angle of the image shows him with eyes obscured or half closed. Perhaps he is not seeing his true situation?

  • Gasho

    It’s painful to see anyone in a situation like this.  Murdering innocent protesters (along with all of the other crimes that were committed in the last 40 years) comes with consequences.  I see this as a “make your bed and lie in it” situation.

    I also imagine Bush’s final moments looking something like this.  Horrible though it is.. it’s nothing compared to the scene he’ll face at the pearly gates, trying to convice St. Peter (right?) that he’s not responsible for anyone’s death while on Earth.

  • Gasho

    It’s painful to see anyone in a situation like this.  Murdering innocent protesters (along with all of the other crimes that were committed in the last 40 years) comes with consequences.  I see this as a “make your bed and lie in it” situation.

    I also imagine Bush’s final moments looking something like this.  Horrible though it is.. it’s nothing compared to the scene he’ll face at the pearly gates, trying to convice St. Peter (right?) that he’s not responsible for anyone’s death while on Earth.

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