Meet "Mubarak's Poodle"


by Chris Bodenner

A reader writes:

Please do a post about the new military leadership now in power, led by Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, head of the Higher Military Council. Tantawi's own underlings think he's "Mubarak's poodle" and think he's running the military into the ground. Tantawi is written about in a 2008 Wikileaks release. The U.S. cables describe him as resistant to political and economic reform.

(Photo: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (R) and Defense Minister Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi (L), wearing special glasses to filter out the ultraviolet light, watch the solar eclipse in Sallum, on the border with Libya in northwestern Egypt, 29 March 2006. By Amro Maraghi/AFP/Getty Images)