Talks between President Obama and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak are becoming more productive as the Egyptian leader has finally agreed to step down just as soon as the pyramid he contracted to build over the last 30 years is finished being built.
"I have already purchased the solid gold sarcophagus," Mubarak told Obama on Friday. "I just need the pyramid to be completed so that I can have a place in which to put it." Known as Mubarak's Pyramid or more commonly, the Pyramid of Mubarak, the structure lies just south of the three pyramids in the Valley of Giza.
Begun late in 1981, just months after Mubarak took office as the fourth President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mubarak's Pyramid will equal the size of the Pyramid of Cheops, but will be newer and shinier than its ancient cousin. The pyramid has 5 chambers as opposed to just three in the previous models, and is said to include a sun deck for the purpose of allowing the sun gods to catch a few rays while Mubarak's body languishes inside.
Recent reports that the United States is considering pulling its aid to Egypt, however, has President Mubarak running a bit scared as each year he depends on the billions of dollars thrown his way to complete this massive structure.
"Without the aid of the United States, I would not have been able to afford the finest materials for my pyramid," claims Mubarak. Sure, labor here is dirt cheap, and I could build a substandard pyramid for pennies on the dollar, but what kind of message would that send to future generations? It would be foolish of me to cut corners and spend the rest of eternity in a cheap pyramid," he added.
President Obama has given Mubarak until the end of the year to complete the pyramid and leave office. Mubarak is now hoping that the protesters will abandon their cause and volunteer their services to complete the pyramid. "The way I look at it," said Mubarak, "the people get me to step down and I get my own pyramid. It's a win-win situation."