UPDATE: Well, now he’s back. Apparently Reuters jumped the gun. Seems he’s in critical condition. Maybe it depends on whatever “clinically dead” means. Maybe being “clinically dead” is a little healthier than being “dead.” I don’t know. This is a White House blog, not sure why I reported this to begin with. Now I gotta update continually and watch over Hosni’s health like an intensive care unit nurse.
Reuters is reporting that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is “clinically: dead. Mubarak, who was 84, was sentenced to life in prison earlier this month.
Reuters says the report is emanating from the Egyptian state news agency, and that Reuters has confirmed the report with a source at the hospital where Mubarak has died.
Mubarak’s heart had reportedly stopped earlier today at his prison hospital, but paramedics there resuscitated him. There are also reports he suffered a stroke.
He was then transferred to a military hospital in an upscale Cairo neighborhood, where he apparently has died.
President Obama, after backing Mubarak, switched course and abandoned him last year as the winds shifted in Tahrir Square and the protestors appeared to have the upper hand.