Friday, February 11, 2011

A Heartfelt Shout-Out to Egypt

n this extraordinary day, I would be remiss not to congratulate the people of Egypt for their new-found freedom. The courage of those demonstrators - particularly in the first few days - is astounding, and they deserve to be richly rewarded with this outcome.

I remember when the Berlin wall fell in 1989, and I remember thinking that I would never see such an event again in my life. The images coming out of Egypt today evoked the same feeling of awe, hope, and joy that I had back then. This is a truly historical moment that renews my hope that ordinary citizens everywhere can transcend the problems of governments.

So celebrate, citizens of Egypt, you risked all and you triumphed. I raise a glass and celebrate with you.

--A

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