Time to Meddle… Obama Releases Stern Statement on Egypt
When the Iranian regime was shooting protesters in the street from rooftops…
…Obama said he didn’t want to be seen as “meddling.”
But, that was last year.
Now that protesters are rising up against a pro-American regime things are different.
Barack Obama released this stern statement today.
President Obama, following a day of uncertainty in Egypt and after a lengthy meeting in the Oval Office with his national security team this evening, issued a stern statement on the state of affairs in the Middle East country.
“The Egyptian people have been told that there was a transition of authority, but it is not yet clear that this transition is immediate, meaningful or sufficient,” Obama’s written statement read. “The Egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete and unequivocal path toward genuine democracy, and they have not yet seized that opportunity.
“We believe that the emergency law should be lifted,” Obama added. “We believe that meaningful negotiations with the broad opposition and Egyptian civil society should address the key questions confronting Egypt’s future: protecting the fundamental rights of all citizens; revising the Constitution and other laws to demonstrate irreversible change; and jointly developing a clear roadmap to elections that are free and fair.”
He also pushed the Egyptian leadership to be clearer about their intentions and how they will address the demands of the masses who have been protesting now for more than two weeks in Cairo and elsewhere in Egypt.