Anderson Cooper condemns Mubarak regime in return broadcast

"These protesters are not insulting Egypt, belittling that. The Mubarak regime has done that for 30 years."

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Anderson Cooper condemns Mubarak regime in return broadcast

Anderson Cooper said the Mubarak regime “has blood on their hands” during his first Stateside broadcast in more than a week. The CNN host returned to the U.S. after spending several tumultuous and bloody days in Cairo, reporting on the uprising even against a wave of brutal anti-journalist attacks.

During the segment, Cooper enumerated the abuses of the Mubarak regime by saying it insulted and belittled the nation of Egypt. The reference served as a nod to Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman, who disparaged protesters on Monday in a similar manner. By contrast, the AC360 host praised the resilience of anti-government protesters who continue to risk life and limb as they call for an end to 30 years of authoritarian rule.

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