Nothing Says Austerity Like 4000 Meters of Carpet 

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi recently preached austerity to his citizens, shortly after driving over a four kilometer long red carpet. Now that may sound like a long carpet, but for my American readers, it’s only 2.5 miles. It’s shameful for a journalist to inflate these numbers just to make a politician look bad.


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