Should Anderson Stay In Egypt?

cooper-cairo-fpt-c-pAt the start of the Iraq War, my friend Michael Kelly, then editor of The Atlantic, decided that he had to go cover the conflict, even though he had small children at home. I remember asking him whether the risk was worth taking. He said yes; he was killed not long after. Anderson Cooper may not have small children at home asking after their daddy, but I still wonder if the risk he takes at this point by staying in Egypt is worth it. I’m sure he would answer yes, even though some of his colleagues (Katie Couric) have long gotten out of Dodge. Of course, the main concern is not the well-being of foreign journalists but the freedom, prosperity, and future of the Egyptian people.

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