Weasel Zippers notes what curious language this is from a past recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Not that standards have been terribly high in recent years (see also: Yasser Arafat, and later, Barack Obama). “ElBaradei’s Ultimatum to Mubarak: 48 Hours to Leave the Country,” from Israel National News (thanks to Ron):
Egyptian uprising idol Mohammed ElBaradei has ordered Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to leave the country by Friday – or he will be a “dead man walking” and not just a lame-duck president.
The aging Egyptian leader, reportedly suffering from cancer, insists he will remain in power. He said Tuesday night, “This dear country is my country … and I will die on its land.”
Mubarak dramatically announced he will not run in September’s presidential elections, but shortly afterwards, U.S. President Barack Obama dealt him a stinging slap, stating that a transition to a new government should begin “now.”…