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Ear to the Ground

Special Envoy Says Mubarak Should Stay On

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Posted on Feb 5, 2011
news.bbc.co.uk

Protesters remain in Tahrir Square in central Cairo as demonstrations against President Mubarak continue.

In an apparent contradiction of the official Washington line, U.S. special envoy Frank Wisner has publicly stated that beleaguered Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should stay in power in order to oversee a transition to democratic rule. —JCL

The BBC:

US special envoy Frank Wisner has said that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should remain in power to oversee a transition to democracy.

The remarks appear to contradict previous US calls for Mr Mubarak to begin an immediate transition.

The state department has not yet commented.

Mr Wisner also welcomed the resignation of Egypt’s ruling party politburo. Senior figures including Mr Mubarak’s son Gamal have left their posts.

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By berniem, February 5, 2011 at 6:56 pm Link to this comment

If all else fails we can always send the US version of Otto Skorzeny to rescue him! I wonder what Eric Prince is doing these days?

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By PatrickHenry, February 5, 2011 at 4:33 pm Link to this comment

The violence will only escalate the longer Mubarak stays.

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