Uprisings reshape map of U.S. influence in Mideast
Published 12/12/2011, Associated Press
18 months before the Egyptian uprising that would doom Hosni Mubarak, a U.S. diplomatic cable was sent from Cairo. It described Mubarak as the likely president-for-life and said his regime’s ability to intimidate critics and rig elections was as solid as ever.Word count: 1225
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