Ali on Egypt

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If you’re wondering what Ali El Sayed, the freewheeling chef-owner at Kebab Café, has to say about the situation in his motherland, the Times goes and gets him started on it: “The U.S. has always supported tyrants, look at the shah, look at Saudi Arabia, we even supported bin Laden. So in Egypt we are now playing the same game by supporting Mubarak. But I would give my life for this country. We Egyptians here are American, and proud of it.” [NYT]