President Hosni Mubarak’s second speech in less than a week carried no surprises. He mentioned his sacrifices to Egypt, highlighted his military service, announced that he never had a desire to run for office again in September, and gave the world a taste of how he clung to power for thirty years. Most importantly, his tone of voice and choice of words indicate defeat although if you read the text of his speech only or listen to the dubbed English translation, you might get the impression that he was boasting with confidence and defiance. In my opinion, it was indeed a defeat speech without the admittance of defeat.
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