Wow I have just finished watching Mona El-Shazely's very quick, very short ,very powerful and successful interview with G.W Bush.
The exclusive interview that lasted for 10 minutes only I believe was the most interesting interview G.W Bush ever made for an Arabic TV , all previous interviews were long, boring and questions were repeated over and over just like the answers but this time it was different may be because the interviewer was different.
Mona had few time and thus she decided along with her excellent editing team to find the best four questions that can cover most important topics currently in Egypt and outside Egypt. I was scared that he would repeat his nonsense regarding Lebanon in which he said in BBC Arabic and Al Arabiya yesterday but clever Mona had other more important questions.
Important questions that made me understand why the public media is attacking her and made me fear that she would face another hate campaign.
The first question was about the Egyptian American relations , how they are difficult to be categorized : An Ally but on the other hand other countries now play our role ,the American aid which was decreased and the elections
The first answer was a typical one , we are important ally , they can't do anything without us in the Palestinian issue .... and the Egyptian society produces stars , successful like Mona "I do not know if this related to the question or if it were a complaint to her or even a flirt , may be if he were Bill Clinton it would be a flirt "
The second question was the most important question that will cause a lot of trouble for her back home, already the Egyptian Ambassador in D.C was with her after the interview and he seemed that he did not like it nor did he like the answer . It was About DEMOCRACY
The second answer was direct and no one can change it from the public media , it was a direct message to the people of the world that the United States did not like how the democracy was going in Egypt "One step forward then one step backward" just like Bush phrased
Mubarak is his friend but the ruler should respect the democracy universal rules of elections and voting right .
The third question was about his visit to Israel celebrating its 60th birthday and how it provokes the Arab
The answer was another Bush traditional answers that he is working for two states resolution based on the road map , Mona interpreted him and told his that Jimmy Carter said that by looking to the number of victims from both sides, any person will know who is the real victim in a hint for the Palestinians "The first time someone dares and says it in his face"
Bush face went red and told her that every person has got his own point of view and continued in his day dreaming two states resolution , also Mona interrupted him wondering about how high was the ceiling of hopes about the Peace in the Middle East in the beginning of his term and how low it is now , of course he said that was not true and there is hope "I do not know when ,he is packing his bags"
The last question was how he thinks when he knows that there are 250 Million Arabs who think that their Life was worsen in his period
The Last answer was a typical Bush Answer
Time will tell that how I saved the middle East from destruction and how I set democracy there !!!??
Mona Should send the interview to Jon Stewart and the Daily Show. By the way I do not know but I felt that Bush was an idiot American in front some wise Egyptian woman , I do not know why I had this feeling may be because Bush is already dump and Mona is smart !!??
Wait for me insh Allah I will try to get my hands on a copy from the interview
Bravo Mona for this scoop