Obama on Egypt: We Are Watching History Unfold
He promises to help orderly transition
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Feb 10, 2011 1:08 PM CST
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(Newser) – President Obama took a few moments at the beginning of a planned speech in Michigan today to address the topic of the hour/day/week: “We are following today’s events in Egypt very closely,” he said. “We’ll have more to say as this plays out. But what is absolutely clear is that we are witnessing history unfold. It’s a moment of transformation that’s taking place because the people of Egypt are calling for change.”

He praised the young people who are at the forefront of the revolution. “We want those young people and we want all Egyptians to know that America will do everything we can to support an orderly and genuine transition to democracy in Egypt,” he said. From there, he returned to speaking about domestic issues. The remarks were carried on Egypt’s state-run TV, CNN reports, a telling move from a station normally dedicated to pro-government propaganda.

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matthew
Feb 11, 2011 7:46 AM CST
I don't believe Obama has bowed to Mubarak, has he? I'm not sure.
Count-Spatula
Feb 11, 2011 5:26 AM CST
That's pretty much all you do Obama, is "watch."
Non-deep-thinker
Feb 10, 2011 8:12 PM CST
I think the same sentence could have been used to describe the pro-Democracy uprising in Iran that got snuffed out. We were watching history unfold. Unfortunately, this Orwellian non-statement also applies to everything you could name.