Skip to comments.Obama learns of Mubarak resignation in Oval Office (watching TV)
Posted on 02/11/2011 10:07:02 AM PST by Red Badger
WASHINGTON Caught up in stunning news like the rest of the world, President Barack Obama was in an Oval Office meeting Friday when he learned of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation. He watched the celebration on television and prepared to make an afternoon statement.
"It is a historic day for the people of Egypt," declared Vice President Joe Biden during an appearance in Kentucky.
The development came just one day after Mubarak had declared that he was not resigning, despite all signs to the contrary, which enraged the protesting masses and had a dismayed White House scrambling to respond. Obama had issued a statement Thursday evening in Washington in which he challenged Mubarak, without directly naming him, to explain his actions and his plans for democracy.
And then events changed again.
Obama quickly made plans to speak about Egypt at 1:30 p.m. EST from the White House as throngs of activists rejoiced in Cairo.
U.S. lawmakers welcomed Mubarak's resignation.
"I am pleased that President Mubarak has heard and heeded the voice of the Egyptian people, who have called for change," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. "It is crucial that Mubarak's departure be an orderly one and that it leads to true democracy for Egypt, including free, fair and open elections."
On Twitter, Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, said the young people of Egypt were leading the country to democracy.
"Their actions are an inspiration to the world," she said.
Biden said that throughout the unrest in Egypt, which led to Mubarak's ouster in under three weeks, Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. government have largely spoken with one voice.
"This unity has been important," Biden said. "And it will be even more important in these delicate and fateful days ahead."
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Why isn’t the State Dept Winning The Future?
We are so screwed.
They’re still stuck on stupid..................
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Was this whole thing engineered by the White House and their leftist allies to give the appearance of an Obama foreign policy victory?
They probably watch Al-Jazeera..............
“It’s historic.” So was the Reichtag fire.
I doubt it, but they’ll take credit for it anyway...................
“It is a historic day for the people of Egypt,” declared Vice President Joe Biden
We will see who its historic for first, Numbnut! It may just be the Muslim Brotherhood, idiot!
That is where I saw it first....LOL
I doubt in today’s media world that back channel communication can move faster than Al Jazeera/cnn/msnbc, so I am not surprised by this at all.
And the storming of the Bastille..........
B-b-but Joe said he was not a dictator!...........
In the last article you pinged me to it said he was onboard AF1?
This tells you that they had no one on the ground in the inner circles relaying info, IOW they were/are clueless..............
That's about as convincing as flipping a coin, calling heads, and then claiming you're psychic if it's comes up heads. Especially since, as of yesterday, it was tails.
Obama didn't see any of this coming, and it's clear he's been 100% behind the power curve this whole time.
Exactly. They are all over the place. The morons can’t get their lies straight.
So Mubarak blew Obama off, and why shouldn’t he?
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who deal faithfully are His delight (Prov. 12:22).
You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44).
These a quotes to Obama from God..
I thought he was on vacation
Mobarak said, he loves Egypt he is for the children no amount of MONEY or western influence will change him.<-- Signal to Obama to send him a couple billion more and wa la Obama is king of the world and will call for global unity NWO blah blah blah and the media will bow and Matthews will have an orgasm on LIVE TV.
All the sweet, flowery speech from our leaders over the violant demonstrators in Egypt. And what do they say about the peaceful Tea Party??? Amazing.
If Obama, Peloser, and Reid like this then there MUST be something bad about it
The White House is just one of his vacation homes.
And our illustrious Sec.of State?
Where is she?
Hillery! is that muzzle too tight?
Well, get used to it.
“Their actions are an inspiration to the world,” she said.
So you won't mind when we take to the streets to shed ourselves from the chains your party has wrapped us in.
Response: The key error in this sentence being the word "learns." The use of the term assumes he is capable of learning. Admittedly he responds to external stimuli but so does an Amoeba. His handlers put him in front of a TV which occupies him during those times he is not shooting baskets "in the hood." Welcome to America 2011 A.D.
Are they sure Clueless Joe didn't say, "This is f*@#ing big"!
“Cibola! Bumpty-bump.” ping.
Gosh Obama learns of it on tv. What a leader. NOT
Well, at least he didn't get the news while he was sitting on the "throne"...
How ironic!!! Egypt got rid of their dictator & we elected a wanna-be dictator of our own!!!
Why does he think anyone cares what he says?
What would be really interesting would be some leaks about exactly when and where the US government met with the Muslim Brotherhood. It would be great if we knew what they talked about.
Luckily it’s winter or he’d be on the golf course.
Well, then they're a bunch of traitors too.
This was a coup d'etat, engineered by this White House and the Muslim Brotherhood.
My prediction: They will have an election. ONE. Carter will show up to certify it as fair. The Muslime Brotherhood will win. Theocracy and war with Israel to follow shortly.
Bet on it.
Of course, all of this will be “unexpected” according to obastard and the LSM...
OR the Egyptian military actually tries to form a secular state. The Muslime Brotherhood goes jihad. Civil war follows shortly, turning Egypt into one big Sudan.
Again, this will be “unexpected” to obastard and the LSM.
There are no other possibilities...
What do you have in mind that will require such unity?
And what do you think will be especially "delicate and fateful" in the days ahead?
I think she is at Marie Calenders
I can hardly wait for adults to get back into the W.H.
Obama needs a new Secretary of Twitter Cabinet position to help Leon Panetta out.
That’s exactly what I think happened. Mubarak was holding out for more money.
Why he is a TWIT!.............
Yeppers. And Odumbo was suppose to speak at 1:30 he is late.
He probably had an old Axie like speech all ready saying change to the people yes they can and the Dailey stepped in and said no dumbass you have to fake like you care and are Presidential.
If you think about it even further; the truth, like it or not is that the west and several other countries have been paying off ole Mubarak to keep Israel from being surrounded. Obama’s policies are opposite of this. So MoBarry got some moola from Barry (in some BS fund retro active make it look good if someone does audit Obama or the U.S. ever) so he could live under the means he has been accustomed to. (When he leaves Egypt he loses all the oil profit moola.)
No live thread for Hussein’s historic speech?
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