Staying in Power

Your article on the Egyptian revolution is a precise analysis of the situation [How the Military Won the Egyptian Election, July 9]. The military junta is trying to implement the old system of mutual benefits with the old guard, media and businessmen. I served in the military for 20 years and, yes, as one professor is quoted as saying in the article, "They think they have the right to rule. There's an incredible arrogance in their mind that they are better than anyone else."
Hisham Farouk Moustafa, CAIRO

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