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..