“Day of Departure” Protests Fail… Mubarak Says He Will Stay On

So much for the “day of Departure” protests.
Mubarak is staying on a while longer.

They should have prayed harder.

Anti-government protestors pray in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. Protesters demanding President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster packed Cairo’s central square by the tens of thousands Friday, waving Egyptian flags, singing the national anthem and cheering, appearing undaunted and determined after their camp withstood two days of street battles with regime supporters trying to dislodge them. (AP/Sebastian Scheiner)

President Mubarak decided he will stay in office for a while longer.
The LA Times reported:

Egypt’s Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik said he doesn’t expect President Hosni Mubarak to accept a proposal to hand over authority to Vice President Omar Suleiman.

Shafik’s remarks were broadcast Friday by Al Arabiya television.

Surely Barack Obama can talk some sense into the old dictator…
Especially after the way he treated the old codger this past week.

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