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On the way home we made an unannounced stop in Cairo to meet        although dedicated to the peace process, also recognized that the
with President Hosni Mubarak. My observation at the time was        Egyptian economy was in serious trouble. When asked whether he
that Mubarak, though not as charismatic as Sadat, was a lot more    thought that the Muslim fundamentalism movement was significant
pragmatic about the problems of Egypt. Sadat occupied himself with  in Egypt—it obviously was behind the assassination of Sadat—he
global issues and peace in the Middle East, whereas Mubarak,        said he did not think it was a major problem. I was skeptical.

Mao Tse-tung, Chairman of the Communist Party
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