CHANGE… Hillary Clinton Refutes Obama – Says Mubarak May Need to Stay On
On Tuesday the Obama Administration asked Hosni Mubarak to step aside.
On Saturday morning the Obama Administration said Mubarak must stay.
On Saturday evening the Obama Administration said Mubarak should step aside.
On Sunday Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Mubarak must stay in power.
This is crazy… Do these people have any idea what they’re doing?
News Time Africa reported:
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton acknowledged Sunday that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak may need to stay on longer than many of his opponents want in order to ensure elections succeed. Under pressure from mass protests, Mubarak has pledged to step down in time for September polls but many protesters demand his immediate departure and US news reports have suggested Washington was also pressuring him to quit now. However, Clinton, speaking to reporters on the way back from international talks on Egypt in Germany, suggested the pressure for Mubarak to leave sooner rather than later may be easing. ”That has to be up to the Egyptian people,” the chief US diplomat said when asked if reality dictated Mubarak play some role in the political transition toward free and fair elections in Egypt. ”
The Obama Administration recalled former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Frank Wisner after he made similar comments just one day earlier.