Isn’t this an intriguing phenomenon? I would have thought that it’d be very embarrassing for a president to be rushed outside his country to a foreign medical institution in order to receive treatment. What would that say about the state of the health sector in said country? Mubarak has been rushed to Germany to have a benign tissue removed in a gallbladder surgery and, back in 2005, our very own Bouteflika was rushed to our arch-enemy France to be treated for a gastric ulcer. What is it with the digestive system of Arab leaders? Must be the stress of ruling such thriving economies! There are many possible reasons why Arab leaders prefer sojourning in foreign health establishments, but which according to you is the most likely?