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Seeing Double

mubarak032508.jpgEgyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he felt like he was seeing double when he met with Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev today:

At a meeting at Putin’s official residence on the outskirts of Moscow on Tuesday, 79-year-old Mubarak told Putin that the physical similarities with Medvedev were almost uncanny. “Your appearances are very much alike,” Mubarak said before heading in for talks with Putin. “When going to meet Medvedev, I saw you on the television and felt at a loss as to who is who.”

Given that Mubarak has managed to stay in power since 1981 while ruthlessly crushing any political opposition, perhaps seeing Putin’s ingenuity caused him to wonder why he never thought of that…