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Egyptians yearn for democracy

Published 02/02/2011 | 05:00

One wonders what mental hoops Robert Fisk puts himself through in his daily bulletins from Egypt, in order to stop himself mentioning the D-word in relation to what's happening in Egypt, and elsewhere in the Middle East.

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For those of us who don't have the eyes of Mr Fisk, it would seem that the people of the Middle East have a yearning for democracy and all that flows from that. Something along the lines of, dare I say it, Mr Fisk, Israel? Not paradise to be sure but a hell of a lot better than the dictatorships -- elected and otherwise -- that they suffer under at this point in time.

Eddie Naughton
The Coombe, Dublin 8

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