February 9th, 2011
11:08 PM ET
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Mia

    Anderson, I would like to congratulate you for the really amazing and deeply informative reports from Egypt and for Egypt...It is nice to see fair and unbiased news. Keep it active, let's all support the Egyptians!

    February 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
  2. gwendolynholdenbarry

    from New Orleans to Haiti to Cairo... the job done by AC360 is precious to our Hopes and our mechanisms towards a better society, here at home and all across the planet. TY Cooper.

    February 10, 2011 at 10:16 am |
  3. Hefni El Tarzi

    Mr Suleiman says Egypt is "not ready for democracy". This is a legend perpetuated for as far as I can remember by anyone wanting to justify ruling Egypt with an authoritarian hand. I will quote from the Independent's Robert Frisk excellent article on dictatorship: "the first essential task of a dictator is to "infantilise" his people, to transform them into political six-year-olds, obedient to a patriarchal headmaster." So true... And now the headmaster is Mr Suleiman. I rest my case.

    February 10, 2011 at 7:09 am |
  4. I. Ghobriel

    Dear Anderson Cooper, I am a fan and always follow global news through your AC360 program. A unique feature in your program is the presentation of different views while you try to take a neutral position with an objective of "keeping them honest". I am noticing that recently in your coverage to the crises in Egypt that you bring daily Dr Fouad Ajami. I was a bit surprised to his strong passion against the Eyptian regime and wanted to learn more about his background. I found Dr Ajami's profile on Wikipedia, indicating that he was born in Lebanon and his family is Shiite who came from Iran. Dr Ajami wrote a lot about the middleast and was supporting the Iraq war. I couldn't find any publications for Dr Ajami, or even opinions about Iran or the Fundamentalists in that Country. This is his porogative, he is entitled to whatever political position he prefers. However, if you are going to host him daily on your program to speak about Egypt crises, you are then presenting to us an issue from his side only.
    My request is that you go back to hosting guests that can give different views about this issue, or any issues you bring on your program for that matter and not be one dimensional.
    Thank you
    I. Ghobriel

    February 10, 2011 at 1:45 am |
  5. Ahmed Shehata

    Thank you for your objectivity and continued coverage of the Egyptian Revolution. Your coverage is one of the main reasons we Egyptians still have a chance at freedom and a better life. Please keep the spotlight on the protesters and pressure on the regime until Egypt is free. Thank you once again...

    February 10, 2011 at 12:57 am |
  6. Samya

    Anderson, Thank you so much for what you do. I told you many times you are the Egyptian people voice, and I know they are forever in your heart.

    God bless.
    M'a el Salama

    February 10, 2011 at 12:52 am |
  7. Waleed El-Feky

    I commend you on your thorough and intense coverage of the events in Egypt. Your sharp reporting skills and non-relenting pursue of the truth put the lies of the Egyptian government under the spot light. Thanks to you and your remarkable team the protestors at Tahrir square message is getting out to the rest of the world. As someone who grew up in Egypt and have been to Tahrir square numerous times, I can feel the excitement of the Egyptian revolution through your comprehensive reporting. I am very optimistic that the protestors in Egypt will prevail.
    Waleed El-Feky

    February 10, 2011 at 12:52 am |
  8. Samya

    Anderson, Thank you so much for what you do. I told many times you are the Egyptian people voice, and I know they are forever in your heart.

    God bless.
    M'a el Salama

    February 10, 2011 at 12:51 am |
  9. Amr

    As an Egyptian living in the U.S., I would like to thank the AC360 team for their professionalism exposing the cruel, incompetent, and corrupt Egyptian regime. I never thought anyone outside Egypt would take notice, let alone care.

    February 10, 2011 at 12:02 am |
  10. Dina

    Dear Anderson,

    I really want to thank you for speaking about Egypt. It gives me hope that the truth is reaching not only Egyptians but the entire world. Unfortunatly, the Egyptian state channels are not being honest with the people. I hope that the revolution in Egypt can be taken seriously, because the people of Egypt are good people and that they deserve freedom, good education, and decent jobs.

    February 9, 2011 at 11:36 pm |
  11. Anshel Moscowitz

    The truth about democracy? Neither Anderson Cooper, nor the majority of the Americans have never experienced true political democracy. They live in a country dominated by two major political parties, Democrats or Republicans, great democratic choices. Had Anderson bothered to study models in the European democracies, he would have find out that any well organized political party with 30 or even less percentage of votes can form a coalition government with some smaller , less significant parties. Take Canada, a party with 39% of votes can form a majority government and impose its will on the majority of population who did not vote for them.
    Therefore, it is very likely that the Muslim Brotherhood can easily form the next government in Egypt under the Anderson Cooper, secretary Clinton and Joe Binden's misguided agenda. You just don't dump your ally, you supported for over 30 years. The trio did not display such cavalier attitude during the demonstrations in Iran and the real oppressive regime was able to quell the demonstrators and opposition without a fear. Shame for such a double standard, who would want be an ally with USA in future. G-d save the Americans from such misguided idealists. Damage is done, question is who will pay for it? The Israelis, the Saudis, the Jordanians? The Lebanese and the Gazans already paying for such follies.

    February 9, 2011 at 11:35 pm |
  12. Salim

    Please Anderson don't fancy yourself by bringing Fouad A. Ajami to the show. He is a thug who supported the war on Iraq arguing that it is the only hope for Arabs to achieve a democracy ( A democracy that is driven by tanks is not a real democracy). He has no authority and legitimacy to talk about the Arabs' struggle to free themselves from tyrannies. We all respect you Anderson for bravely going to Cairo in these harsh times, but this man is a sellout to the highest bidder and any educated person will not take him seriously.

    February 9, 2011 at 11:34 pm |
  13. Jay

    It is my view that to save our own democracy we must save others, or help others develop regardless of cost to our corporate and military-industrial interests. God (Allah) save us.

    February 9, 2011 at 11:20 pm |
  14. rod bushnell

    keep up the good work. your reporting and commentary can change the world. thanks

    February 9, 2011 at 11:15 pm |