An amazing event occurred in the nation of Egypt that simply has no prior precedent in half a century. General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced that he would stand for the position of president of the nation of Egypt. This was a difficult decision on the part of an Egyptian general, to actually become involved in the political life of his country. “Yes, it has been decided. I have no choice but to meet the demands of the Egyptian people. I will not refuse this request.” He promised “to work to heal our country from its illness.” Yes, an Egyptian army leader will stand for the office of president. Hmm, let me see:
1953. Colonel Gamal Nasser becomes president.
1968. Colonel Anwar Sadat becomes president.
1980. General Mubarak becomes president.
Oh, in between Mohammed Morsi got elected president when about 31% of the people voted.
So wonderful that finally another Egyptian army officer will run for president.