Apparently the US President was hoping, perhaps jokingly, that ”the Google guy” – meaning leading Egyptian activist Wael Ghonim, who had a background as a Google executive – would guide the country through its democratic transition. But Obama also said, all according to McFaul, “What I think is that this will be a long-drawn-out process.”
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Well, we can certainly agree that Mr. President was correct in his latter statement. However, it’s definitely worth recalling – in times like these – his initial response to the so-called Egypt Crisis; namely that “the Google guy” might become president one day.