Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak rejected demands that he step down immediately, saying that he was "fed up" with his job but feared "there will be chaos" if he quit.
[Really? Have you not noticed there already is chaos from the people you sent in to kill the peaceful protestors who wanted you OUT?]
Mubarak, in an interview with ABC News correspondent Christiane Amanpour, said today he told President Barack Obama that the U.S. doesn't "understand the Egyptian culture and what would happen if I step down now," according to an ABC News account of the interview on its website.
[What exactly is there not to understand about your stepping down? Do we not understand that your people want you gone? How are there cultural differences there? Are you just afraid of losing face? You already have. This supports my supposition that he is delusional.]
The Egyptian leader, who has been in power for nearly 30 years, said he was "fed up with being president" and "never intended to run again. I never intended Gamal to be president after me," ABC News quoted him as saying. Gamal Mubarak is the president's son, who was widely seen by Egyptians and U.S. diplomats as being groomed to succeed his father.