Condi Rice will go to London next week, but is not going to Egypt, it turns out. Mubarak is probably not amused. He is trying to get himself into the Mid-East changes as best as he can, hosting Palestine-Israel visits, sending folks to Syria, and now stating
that he has ordered a revision of the countrys election laws saying multiple candidates could run in the nations presidential elections, a scenario Mubarak has not faced since taking power in 1981. The reformers
in Egypt are sceptical, but see cause and effect: Mubarak is doing this because of American pressure, rather than from the internal dialogue from within. It has been a long wait for that internal dialogue!