President Obama on Mubarak’s Resignation

Earlier today, President Obama spoke on Egyptian President Mubarak’s long awaited resignation: President Obama reacted to the news Friday afternoon with effusive praise for the Egyptian people, especially its youth. “Egyptians have inspired us, and they’ve done so by putting the lie to the idea that justice is best gained … Continue reading

Capitol Idea: With Mubarak Out, Now Comes The Hard Part For Obama

With Hosni Mubarak’s long-in-coming departure as Egypt’s repressive leader on Friday, President Obama would seem to have turned around what began as a foreign policy embarrassment for his administration into a real, constructive role in helping the Egyptian people make history. Initial gaffes in which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

Mubarak is Out, Cedes Power to Military

In an abrubt about face after yesterday’s confusing and somewhat defiant speech, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned today and ceded his power to the Egyptian military; The streets of Cairo exploded in shouts of “God is Great” moments after Mr. Mubarak’s vice president and longtime intelligence chief, Omar Suleiman, announced … Continue reading