Egyptian politics are nothing if not heavy-handed. The American Left's angst over the possibility that Omar Suleiman might have been president is now shown to have been misplaced.
It is now clear that "the deal" is between SCARF and Amre Moussa. AM was Mubarak's foreign minister for a long, long, time. He is a slippery character, notable for a negative attidude toward the US and Israel. When he was foreign minister Mubarak "planted" an "observer" in the building to make sure AM could not act without close supervision. His relegation to the Arab League was a convenient way to remove him from the levers of power.
SCARF knows that AM will not cause them any trouble, especially when the inevitable crisis with the Islamist political groups arrives. pl