What's Next for US Foreign Policy as Mubarak Stays On?

Friday, February 11, 2011

President Barack Obama makes voices support for Egyptian protesters on Feburary 10, 2011 at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. (TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak continues to hold power in Egypt after his announcement that he would not cede to demonstrators demands that he step down. Instead he decided to hand day-to-day powers to Vice President Omar Suleiman and made vague promises about the Egyptian Constitution.

President Obama watched Mubarak's speech on Air Force One, while returning from a trip to Michigan and seemed to be somewhat caught of guard. What role will the United States take now? A cautious one, says The New York Times, David Sanger.

 

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, tells us what plans U.S. is devising to deal with a new Egypt, and potentially other countries in the Middle East.

Guests:

David Sanger

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

Comments [1]

Jack Leahy from Western MA

I would tell Israel it is time to make a deal. Recent leaked cables show that the Palestinians were willing to make significant concessions. Another war with Hammas which now has hundreds of missiles that can reach Israeli cities is to be avoided.

Feb. 11 2011 03:54 PM

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