According to leaked cables, Egyptian VP Omar Suleiman was/is preferred by not only the United States, but by Israel as well. And during one cable, Suleiman was desribed as “the most successful element of the relationship (between the US and Egyptian intelligence Agencies)”.
Egypt’s Vice President Omar Suleiman was long seen by Israel as the preferred candidate to succeed President Hosni Mubarak, secret U.S. diplomatic cables published Monday suggested.
The cables, released by Wikileaks and published Monday by the Daily Telegrah Newspaper, quote a conversation between a senior adviser from the Israeli Ministry of Defense and U.S. diplomats in Tel Aviv. In the cable, the Israeli official, David Hacham tells his American colleague that Suleiman would likely serve as “at least an interim president if Mubarak dies or is incapacitated.” Hacham also said that the Israeli delegation led by Defense Minister Ehud Barak was “shocked by Mubarak’s aged appearance and slurred speech,” when it met him in Egypt. Continue reading . . .