Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Leaky Leaders - Same Script

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak now is reportedly too ill to be questioned about alleged crimes, corruption & murders under his administration. Many Egyptians will be skeptical of his sudden disability.

Americans had similar doubts in 1974, when former U.S. President Richard Nixon's sickness with phlebitis made him claim danger & unable to testify about his colleagues' alleged crimes (he survived for 20 more years).

Chilean dictator General Pinochet also plead that health problems prevented his assisting justice investigations (for 6+ years).

Truth & justice are important -- more than the comfort or survival of former public servants.