Hosni Mubarak: from war hero to prisoner
Once ‘father of the nation,’ now a reviled criminal
Hosni Mubarak has been depicted as a war hero, savior of his nation, and an anchor of stability in a turbulent region. And in the twilight of his life, as a criminal convicted for his role in the deaths of those fighting to oust him. It was an inglorious end for a leader who rose to power after Islamic extremists assassinated his predecessor Anwar Sadat and then steered the nation through the Mideast turmoil.