Why are the Egyptians asking Obama what to do? I didn't know a world leader can tell another world leader to step down. I thought a sovereign country like Egypt can handle their own mess. However, Obama had to step in and tell President Mubarak to step down. That fueled a revolution in Egypt that cannot be stopped. Therefore, is it feasible for other countries to ask other world leaders to step down too? Since Obama is destroying the US dollar and created a global economic mess, could China and the other countries call for Obama's resignation?
(Policito) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s apparent desire to hang on to power until September is forcing President Barack Obama into a difficult position.
Before the cameras Tuesday evening, Obama said change must happen immediately, but that Mubarak’s fate is in the hands of the Egyptian people demanding he resign now. The statement, coupled with Mubarak’s announcement he would not seek re-election, bought the White House some space - but not much.
There was little new in the president’s brief statement Tuesday night, despite the half-hour conversation he had with Mubarak, shortly after Mubarak announced he would relinquish power after elections in September.
“An orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now,” Obama said.
Sources said Obama privately urged Mubarak to step down now, but in his public remarks the president didn’t clearly indicate whether he thought Mubarak should stay until September, or play a role in the transition of power.
Many longtime advocates for Egyptian political reform said the U.S. must clearly state that Mubarak cannot credibly manage the transition or the electoral process. Meanwhile, protesters in Egypt say they won’t leave the streets until Mubarek is gone.