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Talk about a grand finale. I have been in awe of the Egyptian people through this whole process—their courage, dignity, and perseverance in the face of what appeared to be insurmountable odds. For as long as I've lived, "Middle East" has been a byword for bad news. First Tunisia, now this: who knows what the future will bring?
It won't be all easy from here on out, of course. However, I can't worry too much for a people that can accomplish what they accomplished over the past 18 days—a revolution to make a Gandhi sit up and take notes. Egypt has taught the world a lesson; many lessons. If this hasn't shattered the stereotype of the rock-throwing Arab rioting in the streets at the slightest provocation, there truly is no justice in the world.
The real work starts tomorrow. In the meantime, there's time for a little celebration, I think.