Monday, January 31, 2011

What Is The U.S. Role And Reaction To Egypt's Revolution?

The White House Hardens Its Tone -- Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The Obama Administration began to harden its tone toward embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak amid rising clamor in the Middle East and the U.S. for a more forceful response to the turmoil sweeping the world's largest Arab country.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared on the major Sunday talk shows to call for an "orderly, peaceful transition" to a "real democracy" in Egypt, a position also taken by President Barack Obama in calls to the leaders of the U.K., Turkey, Israel and Saudi Arabia. White House officials said the president told world leaders he wants "an orderly transition to a government that is responsive to the aspirations of the Egyptian people."

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More News On The U.S. Role & Reaction To Egypt's Revolution

The Note: White House Seeking Clarity On Egypt -- ABC News
Behind the curtain: Egypt erupts in the WH -- Politico
Obama agenda: Talking transition -- MSNBC
Obama's Words Put to Test in U.S. Response to Egypt Anti-Mubarak Uprising -- Bloomberg
President Obama Recalibrates Words on Egypt -- ABC News
US pressures Egypt's Mubarak, but won't yet call for his ouster -- Christian Science Monitor
Egypt Unrest Affects Relationship With U.S., Global Economy -- ABC News
US calls for 'orderly transition' in Egypt -- AFP
Secretary Clinton: Won't Label Egypt Foreign Policy Crisis Situation -- FOX News
Clinton Calls for ‘Orderly Transition’ in Egypt -- New York Times
Clinton calls for a peaceful transition to democracy in Egypt -- CNN
Clinton: In Egypt, "Words Alone" Are Not Enough -- CBS News
Secretary Clinton: 'We're not advocating any specific outcome' in Egypt (Sunday talk shows) -- Washington Post

Commentaries, Opinions, Editorials, And Analysis

What Obama Can Do to Save Egypt -- Max Fisher, The Atlantic
Obama is still behind the curve on Egypt -- Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post
Analysis: The US moral conundrum in Egypt -- AP
U.S. wary of what's next for Egypt -- Ben Smith & Laura Rozen, Politico
Protests in Egypt: the real reason for Obama's two-handed game -- Anne Mariel Peters, Christian Science Monitor
Our view on Egypt: Moment of truth for U.S. policies -- USA Today
Is U.S. on the side of Mideast democracy? -- Khaled Elgindy, CNN
What the U.S. Loses if Mubarak Goes -- Tony Karon, Time Magazine
As Egyptians Stand Up, the U.S. Must Follow -- Romesh Ratnesar, Time Magazine
Washington Plays for Time in Egypt and the Arab World -- Massimo Calabresi, Time Magazine
What's at stake for U.S. in Egypt unrest -- USA Today
Time for the U.S. to put its money where its mouth is -- Vickie Langohr, Foreign Policy
Obama Doctrine is Failing in the Middle East -- Heritage Foundation

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