(UPDATE: Arrested, then Released) Cairo Exclusive: Interview with 'Sandmonkey'
Also heartening is that he says that there are no leaders for the movement, not Mahmoud ElBaradei or anybody else. Unfortunately, however, it doesn't sound much like an Egyptian version of the Tea Party. Mubarak isn't going away and it's getting more bloodthirsty by the day. "Sandmonkey" sounded bleak. He said that only America can help at this point by fully backing the demonstrators against Mubarak. "Does America stand for its ideals or does it stand for its interests?" he asked. On that score, he doesn't like Obama. But guess what? He liked George Bush! Have a listen. We'll be back in contact with "Sandmonkey" soon.
UPDATE: After being horrified to learn 'Sandmonkey' was arrested after my interview.... and the hugely relieved to hear he was released (although cell phone confiscated and car destroyed), I tried to phone him again. Results here.