Conflicting Reports On Mubarak’s Health

There are at least some reports that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak may have suffered a health crisis after leaving office on Friday:

Al-Masry al-Youm quoted “well-informed sources” as saying Mubarak, 82, had fallen into a coma in his Sharm el-Sheik residence.

But RIA Novosti reported that the pro-government daily al-Gomhuria, citing sources, said Mubarak was in a “severe psychological condition” but not in a coma.

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  1. Dave Schuler says:

    It’s possible that concerns about a future health problem, e.g. lead poisoning, may have influenced his decision to depart.

    In all seriousness based on his conduct over the week or so preceding his leaving office I’d wondered whether he weren’t suffering from some sort of dementia.

  2. Well, the military does rather need an explanation as to why he hasn’t been heard from his infamous last speech.