Like the "good war" in Afghanistan, Obama now owns the crisis in Egypt as well. So far, Obama owns a horrid economy, a deflating dollar, the Gulf Oil Spill, high unemployment, wasteful spending, national debt, radical Islam uprising, and now civil unrest around the world. I think he is doing a "bang-up" good job. Don't you think? (Sarcasm)
(Yahoo) WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday welcomed the peaceful transition of power in Egypt with the resignation of longtime President Hosni Mubarak. "The people of Egypt have spoken. Their voices have been heard. And Egypt will never be the same," he declared.
In brief remarks in the Grand Foyer of the White House, the president noted that it was "not the end of Egypt's transition, it's a beginning." He said that many important questions remain to be resolved and difficult times lie ahead.
"I'm confident the people of Egypt can find the answers," Obama said. He spoke hours after Mubarak stepped aside, turning authority over to the military. It was a turnaround from the night before, when the Egyptian leader defiantly refused to give up his title.
Obama began his remarks by noting that "President Mubarak responded to the Egyptian people's hunger for change." That was the only time he mentioned the resigned president.
Obama said he is confident that a democratic Egypt can assert its role as an influential player in the Mideast and beyond.