For the first time in his life, Mubarak sided with the Egyptians' anger at the interference of foreign governments, though the irony of the notion was lost on him. As always, he failed to hear the people. They want him out. But he does not go.
Like the Shah before him -- a man whose grave is in the heart of Cairo because he was refused burial in the nation of his birth -- Mubarak's speech indicated how out of touch he was with the reality of the people.