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February 3rd, 2011
05:00 PM ET

Mubarak forced out now instead of September?

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Egyptian anti-government demonstrators gather in Cairo on this 10th day of protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. (PHOTO CREDIT: PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images)

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

The Egyptian people are not buying what Hosni Mubarak is selling.

In fact, the anti-government protesters have only become more emboldened since Mubarak's announcement that he'll step down from the presidency - but not until September.

But they want him gone now. They think 30 years is long enough.

However, that doesn't seem to matter much to Mubarak.

He told ABC's Christiane Amanpour that he's sick of being president and would like to leave office now. But he says he can't for fear of the country slipping into chaos. That's as opposed to what we're seeing in the streets of Cairo right now.

As for the people shouting insults at him, Mubarak says, "I don't care what people say about me. Right now I care about my country, I care about Egypt."

Earlier this week, President Obama seemed to suggest Mubarak step down sooner rather than later, saying an orderly transition to a new regime "must begin now."

U.S. officials say the protest movement isn't going away - it's only getting bigger. They worry that the longer the crisis goes on without a resolution, the worse the economic impact and violence will become. Already there are food and fuel shortages and bank closures.

Other world leaders have also called on Mubarak to step aside, including Turkey's prime minister, who says Mubarak should "satisfy the people's desire for change" without hesitation.

Others are suggesting an interim "caretaker government" that could oversee the upcoming elections.

Here’s my question to you: Should Mubarak be forced out now rather than waiting until his term expires in September?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Ralph in Orange Park, Florida writes:
There is no guarantee that Mubarak would yield power in September, no matter what he says now. It would just give him more time to rig the elections and determine his own successor.

Ahmed in Charlotte, North Carolina writes:
The entire world is watching Mubarak's evil tactics right now... Egypt wants to catch up with the rest of the civilized world. We want our honest, intelligent and capable men and women from all walks of life to stand up and represent their country in fair elections. We can make the world proud of us. But it all begins today by throwing Mubarak out!

Abdelrahman in Cairo, Egypt writes:
No, Mubarak should stay to the end of his term. Not because I like him, but for the stability now. He can't reverse the change now. But we need stability to prevent other groups from harm Egypt more.

Jerry in Salem, Oregon writes:
Jack, Now that Mubarak's goon squads have resorted to attacks and detainment of prominent world journalists while reporting in Egypt, he should be forced out now - as in "yesterday". I'm afraid he is planning something seriously brutal as he attempts to throw sand in the eyes of the world.

Dianne writes:
He should go now. He is undeniably the cause of the "chaos" he decries. Also, someone needs to remind him that the same U.S. technology that can put a smart bomb down a tiny chimney in Iraq can also see Tahrir Square in full detail, even in the dark. He really can't hide the abuse of his own countrymen, regardless of whether or not the press is there.

David writes:
Hi Jack. How much money would it take for you to leave CNN today rather than at the end of your contract? It's estimated the Mubarak family's net worth is between $40 billion and $70 billion. Go figure! Guess it's $1.5 billion from the US for 20 years.


Filed under: Egypt • Middle East
soundoff (150 Responses)
  1. George from North Carolina

    The Egyptians will run the tryant Mubarak out the front door soon, let's hope an new one doesn't come in the back door in their headlong rush for change.

    February 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
  2. Ann from Charleston SC

    As long as the Egyptian people do the forcing, yes. The US and other nations should stay out of it, then adjust to the new reality however it plays out. We meddle too much.

    February 3, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
  3. Dianne Mize, Clarkesville GA

    He should have been forced out two days ago, if not before. He reminds me of my schnauzer who, earlier this afternoon, found a dead squirrel in the yard, grabbed it with the intention of taking it in the house, holding tight with an ironclad grip. This man has held the power for so long, he has an ironclad grip and can't let go.

    February 3, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
  4. chris hoagland

    I'm not sure if we have the right to replace him. Hes like an old car we've kept running for 30 yrs. With a few minor repairs ( to the tune of a billion a year ). Maybe we just let the engine run till it seizes up. We got other old junkers out there to keep driving like isreal and california. Time to add another row to the derelicts of our creation.

    February 3, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
  5. you dint need to know

    i can not belive that the people in Egypt are fighting for what i have. it is just unreal. it makes me so thankfull!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i hope all thous people in Egypt feel better and get better!!!!!!!!!!

    February 3, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
  6. Greg, Bremerton WA

    Whether or not Mubarak should step down should be up to the Egyptians. If not for the oil there, we'd not even be giving this much press.

    It's time that the US take care of its own issues and quit spending time, effort and energy on the rest of the world. The US has more problems than many other countries at this time.

    February 3, 2011 at 4:57 pm |
  7. ken from connecticut

    President Mubarak should not be forced out because of the impatience of some Egyptian people President Mubarak said he was stepping down in September. That gives 5 months for a transition to a new leader. Let the people prepare for that! And pick the best person who will lead Egypt. Search for that person, and let Egypt unite, looking forward to that time in September when there will be new leadership!

    February 3, 2011 at 4:59 pm |
  8. Steve, Clifton, VA

    The destruction that he is causing by staying even a week longer is clear and convincing evidence that he does not care about Egypt or it's people. For him to insult the intelligence of the world by orchestrating a weak illusion that the country would suffer if he were to leave now shows how his blatant arrogance and self importance played significant roles in the tactics that he employed during his 30 years of governance.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
  9. Griff

    "After hearing Suliman again, I have even more to add. As Suliman is not a Vice-President either, for he was chosen by a dictator. They need a elected leader now. Now! Not easy, so the top ranking General should take over for a few weeks/months, until an election is possible."

    February 3, 2011 at 5:05 pm |
  10. Dave

    Since America doesn't have a sufficient domestic supply of oil, calling it "foreign oil" is superfluous. Boone Pickens outlines a very practical plan for shitfting to natural gas, which we do have in abundance. We would still be dependant on foreign oil, but we could get all that we need from Canada.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  11. Michael Armstrong Sr. Tx.

    I dont understand why this was not an issue with the United Nations the final decision seam's to have been made by America this is an issue that involves all country's .

    February 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  12. Pat in Michigan

    Well I suppose we could see if Europe could get off their collective butts and get involved . It is in their best interest to get into this coversation. Why is it always the U.S. They depend on the canal as well. If it closes from conflict or a hissy fit from Mubarek then they are in trouble as well.
    I think he should be offered a palace for his family and a bankroll just like we did with every other tin horn dictator and have him leave now.
    What is his price anyway?

    February 3, 2011 at 5:08 pm |
  13. Steve

    What would you say to Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Canada, etc if they called for President Obama to leave before YOUR election...Certainly there is a chance it might be better, but it is absolutely their decision..Democracy...correct?

    February 3, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  14. bob in florida

    Well, that decision should be left up to the Egyptian Army.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
  15. Kim Smith

    If he leaves now he won't have enough time to raid the treasury, and that's just not the way they do things over there.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
  16. Gigi Oregon

    The people of the United States should be quite. And see what happensin Egypt. The Government should take that 1.5 billion and drop food and water to the people of Egypt. and give the people time, food and patience to to jump from the frying pan into the fire. If we don't keep our nose out of their business the next country we'll be helping to rebuild will be Egypt, while the USA continues to crumble. Our cities sewer, plumbing. electrical, roads and building are so out dated we look like a war torn country ourselves Look at the war torn countries we have help around the world. Then look at our cities and neglected small towns. Because are taxes are not returned to the people who pay them.

    The answer to your question is let Egypt take care of the politics of Egypt but feed the oppressed until they decide if the want a democracy or slavery. And give back to the United States citizens their tax dollars.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
  17. Craig

    Mubarak should offer his resignation and turn the Government over to the Vice President. This might help avoid growing violence and might allow the Egyptian people a breather to collect their thoughts, get back to their homes and business and prepare for free elections.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  18. Jason

    Even Nixon knew when it was time to go.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  19. Richard C.

    Who should force him out? The USA? Haven't we screwed up the Mid-East enough? Obama wants a transition; a transition to what?
    Obama is showing his lack of international experience. Mubarek should go but we had better know who or what is to replace him.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  20. Sylvia

    YES YES YES!! Mubarak out now!! It's the only way forward for both peace in the streets and democracy in the country.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  21. Jerry Jacksonville, Fl.

    We have the same problem with alot of the evangelical republicans they think that they are the only ones that knows what is the right thing for the people and no one else is smart enough to handle the job.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  22. Alex

    Yes he should.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  23. Ash Noureldin

    Ofcourse not. It has to get worse before it gets better regardless if he is there or not. He has to go immediately. How much more obvious does it have to get to show that his presence isn't exactly defusing anything.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  24. Oscar

    i believe if the people wants him out now and he said he cares about his country Egypt then he should step down now that would show that he really cares about his country but i think he only cares about the power not the country. And Obama and our government should stop the aid to them that we have been given them since they are costing us economic hardship and when he steps down then we can start it back up

    February 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  25. Harold from Anchorage

    He should hit the road Jack, and not come back no more,no more,no more!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  26. dave in nash

    Number one, it is not our decision, it is up to the Egyptian people to finally speak for themselves. We have for too long poked our huge nose into other country's business and need to butt out now. In other words, get our nose out of their butt, it's not our right.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  27. Nancy

    If Mubarak cares about Egypt, he should go NOW! Yes, he should be forced out NOW if he can't make this decision on his own.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  28. Wassim Rasamny

    Mubarak should resign NOW. Dictators, obviously cannot be trusted.
    I ma reminded of Nero watching Rome burn!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  29. Chelsea

    Although many people want Mubarak out sooner than later, it's smarter to keep him in office till September because chaos will rise without dictation in Egypt.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  30. Christine

    I was for Mobarak's slow transition but after seeing his what currently happening I am certain of Mobarak's plans. Mobarak will, as affirmed by the new Vice President, punish and possible murder those who instigated the revolt.

    If Mobarak is given time, he WILL murder many innocent people...MARK MY WORD!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  31. Laurie, from Eau Claire Wis

    Yes he should go NOW! It is what the people want and if he cares about his country he would listen to them!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  32. Andrew

    I might be in the minority here but I believe the US and all the other countries that have publicly denounced Mubarek need to join forces and get him out and have the United Nations help with the transition to an new government. Its too bad Sergio de Mello isn't still alive to help with this process.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  33. Usman Ansari

    Jack,

    While I ardently support the pro-democracy movement in Egypt, Mubarak CAN NOT be "forced out" by outside forces... at least not overtly. Anything short of action that allows the Egyptians to take full and complete credit for the implementation of democracy would be a disservice and cast a cloud over the movement. Too much overt interference risks delegitimizing any resulting democratic government. World leaders MUST keep in depth conversations behind the scenes.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  34. Magdy Ghobrial

    Mubarak is a ruthless dictator and a criminal with his Nazi style oppressive secret service which is famous for its tortures techniques.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  35. vincent murai

    yes he should obama and his alliace should do what bush did to saddam,give him 48hrs to leave or face the consequences.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  36. mohamed zacky

    Jack is there is another way?!!!!!
    so my answer is YES YES YES YES YES

    February 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  37. Vikram Harindran

    Mubarak should step down now. Egypt definitely deserves democracy immediately. Letting him stay till september will be a big mistake by the egyptian people.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  38. Greg Evans, Allen,TX

    Mr. Mubarak absolutely must step down now. The detention of journalists is only the first step for Mubarak to increase his hold on power. The longer he stays, the more likely he will never leave.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  39. Rick

    His term has lasted thirty years. That is quite long enough. It is impossible to believe that Mubarak will step down peacefully in September for anyone but his own hand- picked replacement thug. He must go now, before he has time to further suppress his people.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  40. Lewis

    Mubarak has sadly forgotten that a nation and a government is supposed to reflect the will of the people, not the will of a single individual. He lives in an upside down world, placing his personal desires ahead of the desires of millions of Egyptians. This will end badly for him (and perhaps for hundreds of protesting Egyptians), unless he wakes up.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  41. @MartinLabelle

    Yes. The US is right to be hesitant of promoting chaos. However we are investing in our future if we send a message that the US will not oppose revolution in favor of liberty.

    Other people in other nations should know that Freedom is theirs, if they are willing to put it all on the line. Liberties are taken, never given.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  42. Anne from Austin

    Yes, Mubarak's ability to lead his country is over. Remaining in office now will require him to implement permanent military rule over his own citizens.

    After the organized mob of pro-Mubarak demonstrators descended on the Square, Mubarak lost all international support. Adios, Mubarak.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  43. solargenes

    Mubarak should be forced out. He cannot be trusted. Yes, there will be a power vacuum, but the options are 1) Mubarak with no potential for freedom, or 2) a power vacuum that provides at least some potential for freedom. Freedom is always a risky endeavor.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm |
  44. Beverly Hassan

    Yes I agree that Mubarak shall step down now or face the reality of a country that weighed in turmoil, dissonance and hopelessness. Is his stubbornness worth an empire coming to a halt? What good will that chaos do then?

    February 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  45. Steve

    Have you seen what Mubarak's supporters have been up to? Get him out now and, hopefully, take the wind out of their sails.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  46. Name*Steven

    Mubarak should be forced out now and the veep should take over while they get their opposing parties set-up. They need to hold elections, but who would be in them? That's the problem they face, not being organized enough to have a label on their different political establishments. Let's help them out!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  47. Christine

    I was for Mobarak's slow transition but after seeing what is currently happening, I am certain of Mobarak's plans. Mobarak will, as affirmed by the new Vice President, punish (and possible murder) those who instigated the revolt.

    If Mobarak is given time, he WILL murder many innocent people...MARK MY WORD!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  48. MOSS

    NO Jack! Even though There have been Perhaps a Million People Protesting There needs to be a Transition to the next government. What If a Million People Gathered in the Mall in DC and DEMANDED President Obama Resign. Just Because You DEMAND Something Doesn't Mean You Get Imediate Action....

    February 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  49. Lana Spight

    Why wait till September? I hope he is not waiting for voting machines from the United States! Lana, Minneapolis

    February 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  50. Ed MacDonald

    Pull our ambassador, send Egypt's ambassador home and stop our
    aid immediately. Stop coddling the current government...

    February 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  51. Thomas Shores

    How can this even be asked? As an American citizen I find it humiliating that my government has not publicly demanded this thug's resignation and threatened immediate withdrawal of aid as well as every other punitive measures possible otherwise. Disgusting!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  52. manzouk

    I think this is the time to remove from power once for all. He has been on power for 30 years without doing nothing for his people. Its sure he is not going to change anything in 9 months. And now that he does not care about what people say about him, they should make him care and take him out of that office to give the egyptians people a break.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  53. OneTexan

    Mubarak doesn't care about his people, that's obvious from 30 years of repression he's left as legacy. He's only concerned for his own pride and reputation that he'll go down into history as a president who was forced out by the people of Egypt. That's why he stipulated 6 months... so that he can put his interests in order and inject his own political agenda by setting up his protogees to continue his regime before he exits.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  54. Dianne Morgado

    He should go now. He is undeniably the cause of the "chaos" he decries. Also, someone needs to remind him that the same US technology that can put a smart bomb down a tiny chimney in Iraq can also see Tehrir Square in full detail, even in the dark. He really can't hide the abuse of his own countrymen, regardless of whether or not the press are there.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  55. Cal (Maui)

    If he leaves now what about the rest of his cabinet, are they all to go, who will be calling the shots if they all go, that would be an open invitation to radical elements not friendly to the U.S. to take oved, then the excrement will collide with the air conditioning unit. It would be better to have Mubarak stay even with an accellerated election time frame to come.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  56. Eddie

    This is Iraq and Palestine deja vue. We just want to get rid of Mobarak without having any idea who will replace him. He was in office for 30 years, what is few more months if we can work with him to assure a secular democratic government will replace him.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  57. David Sneade

    Here are my thoughts:
    Have the White House (and Gibbs) shut up about the situation in Egypt.

    Have the State Department (and Clinton) shut up about the situation in Egypt.

    No good is going to come of US interference, real or perceived, in the affairs of the Egyptian nation.

    So Egypt (or the rioters) seem to abusing reporters. So what? The so-called press must abide by the laws in which they want to operate.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  58. Ray in Knoxville

    Jack,

    There may be no choice in the matter. We've seen these movements before in the Middle East and, other than Iran, they've led to changes in government. Do we really want to back a government that has to use Iran's methods to stay in power?

    February 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  59. William Brountz

    He should not be given time to rob the country blind like other U.S. backed tyrants have done in the past.

    Albuquerque, NM

    February 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  60. Maureen/Rochester NY

    Yes, he absolutely should be forced out now... As the situation appears to be excalating in the streets, it would seem to me he should be fearing for his life. I wonder how long it will take for this to turn into a full-blown revolution with the protesters physically removing Mubarak.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  61. Jim Bailey

    He should be forced out....but he won't leave until AFTER the massacre and then he and his family will grab all the gold and gems they can and run for the Saudi border in the middle of the night.
    The longer he stays the more likely the Egyptians will choose a hardline theocracy.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  62. Jailan

    Mubarak has clearly ignored any country's advice to control violence and begin transition. On the contrary, he has declared his intent to stay until elections and ordered army to retreat passively from protecting the people. Now, the violence is out of control: attacking peaceful protesters, journalists and human rights' activists. A number of groups have been wrongly blamed for this violence, when the government has been doing this much harm the entire time. If all these clear human rights' violations occurred in a matter of days, imagine what will happen with a few more months under this ruthless and vicious dictatorship. Have mercy on the people and believe that Mubarak must step down now.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  63. Angela Savage Austin

    With The Blind leading the Blind...no live coverage coming out or going in...how can this be done without possible genocide of the people fighting for their rights and freedom? Are there satellites available to the rest of the world that can expose the "THUGS" and violent acts of the government? My prayers goes out for the students, journalists, misinformed, because they have no idea what the rest of the world thinks about this madness or what the world is planning to do to help them. God Have Mercy On Us All!!!!

    Angela from Maryland

    February 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  64. ROSE

    Now and not tomorrow. and the usa the only country can forced him to go (shes the friends of moubarak) and she can.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  65. patrick trottier

    Should Mubarak be forced out now rather than waiting until his term expires in September?

    This question summarizes all that is wrong with the U.S. from an international perspective – shortsighted and blind.

    What would you think if the people in Egypt were asked this same question about President Obama (who I believe is a good man) and then posted it all over the world.

    What happens is non of your business.

    The anser lies within the Egyptian people not with your viewers...

    I ahve lived in the U.S. for over 25 years and it a great country. I live in Canada and the view from here of the U.S. is interesting... you are a 'warrier' country... but you just cannot see that...

    February 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  66. Hagar Mohamed

    He should be forced out now. He claims that if he leaves there would be chaos, yet we are already looking at a great amount of chaos. And he speaks of chaos when he is causing chaos. Who is he trying to fool? We all know those thugs are sent by him. Leave leave leave NOW Mubarak! What don't u understand?

    February 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  67. Lou

    I hope he doesn't go down too easily. Tusnisa's president ran out in a couple weeks. If it only takes 10 days of protestst to oust Egypt's president, other unstable countries in the region will think it's a cake walk to get rid of whoever they don't like. Democracy is a great thing, but the people in these countries need to fight and win it for themselves if they ever hope to hold on to it.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  68. Alyssa S.

    Yes and no. Either way the governmental side or the nongovernmental side will get mad. If he steps out sooner the government side might start a civil war. Same goes if he does it in September. He should really think about his nation and what might happen if he doesn't think quick.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  69. Aun

    He should be forced out. But the army is doing nothing. There are leaks on the web saying the Saudi government financed Mubarak so he could bribe army head leaders. I wouldn't be surprised since tunisian bin Ali took refuge in Saudi Arabia and the Saudi government publicly indorses Mubarak.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  70. Ibrahim

    This is almost not even a question. There is no option but for him to step down. If he had any care for the country that's what he'd do. Instead, his regime continues its ridiculous fear and oppression campaign using his government thugs and police as tools to murder his own people. As an Egyptian I'm heartbroken at the crimes this government is resorting to and the lack of international demands for this criminal to step down now.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  71. catherine

    waiting until his turn is up means waiting for more to die for their freedom. do you want to wait for children's, women's n young men to die? i don't.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  72. Ivan

    After he has isolated his own people by cutting internet and phone service, this man has no legitimacy to lead any transition. Probably his government is behind the violence unfolding now, because fear is the weapon that dictators use to control people.
    If he really cares for Egypt, he should leave immediately.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  73. Amie in Mulberry, Indiana

    The country is already in chaos! From the passing days, it has become clear that Mubarak is a man who is willing to burn the country to the ground and all the people within it to maintain his rule. I believe if we wait until September for him to gracefully step down, more paid thugs and mobs will crack down on the peaceful citizens of Egypt buying Mubarak more time to rebuild his regime, or replace it with people of his favor – just as he's done with his "new" VP.
    Egypt is not Hosni Mubarak. It is 80 million citizens. He has said he doesn't care what the people say, he cares about Egypt. Translation, in case it was missed: He doesn't care about what his people say about his injustice, he cares about power in Egypt.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  74. BigSkyDem

    Mubarak if he leaves, will leave Egypt in worse shape than he inherited it. He has never had a free or open elections. He's our dictator. Like it or not, he should be very high on the list of evacuees.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  75. Mitch Dworkin - Dallas, Texas

    If Mubarak, who has been a reliable ally to us in the past, is seen as being forced out with our approval right now rather than waiting until his term expires in September in an orderly transition; then will other world leaders think that we will throw them under the bus, will people in other countries think that they can get rid of their leaders by causing riots, and what if someone who we do not like fills the leadership vacuum? I really hope that these serious and important questions are being asked right now.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  76. Patrick

    Mubarak has said in his speech that he doesn't care what people say about him, he cares about his country, he cares about Egypt. I think it's time he learned to care about Egyptians instead. A coward who pays government employees and policeman to incite violence against peaceful demonstrators and fellow citizens has clearly lost his mandate to lead. Mubarak should step down now.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  77. john from toronto

    I do not understand how Obama and company want Mubarak to step down immedietely. I say this because it seems that there has been peace between israel and egypt since the signing of the treaty which will be in limbo when this man is ejected out of office. I believe that plans are in the process to get someone in office who will be anti israel and just waiting to have the opportunity to start a 3rd world war or is it israel that wants this Mubarak out so that they can create an excuse to start a war. I have been very disturbed with israels new leader and I believe it is a mistake to get mubarak out too quickly.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  78. Randy of New Mexico

    Absolutely. We are paying for the oppression of the Egyptian people going on right now. I say cut off all Egyptian foreign aid until they stop beating and killing protestors and reporters to force the Egyptian government from continuing this. See how long the military will remain loyal without any paychecks.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm |
  79. Jonathan Dutton

    Jack,
    There is no question that President Mubarak must step down now; there is also no doubt that his regime is orchestrating the violence that is unfolding in the streets of Cairo in an attempt to hold onto power. I am not only frustrated with his dictatorial disregard for his own people's well-being, but I am disappointed with my own president's lack of leadership in trying to quell these disturbances. Despite the fact that Mubarak has been a loyal supporter of our interests in the past, it is abundantly clear that the time has come for him to go, before hundreds more lose their lives. Mr. Obama must take a stand and publically ask Mubarak to step down NOW. It seems Mr. Obama has forgotten the words written our own Declaration of Independence that justify a public to replace a government that no longer represents their interests.

    Jonathan

    February 3, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
  80. khaled Anntar

    Knock the Dictator out now ! He is a total failure. For almost 30 years he ruled with an iron fist. With elections fraud, he is not even a lawful representative of the people of Egypt!!!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  81. Rana

    NOW. hes gotta go TODAY. he's just going to sit there and watch "his" country tear apart? as soon as he leaves, the sooner egypt can finally fulfill its potential and become a peaceful democracy. this is what the people want and they will keep fighting until the words –MUBARAK IS OUT– are written across the tv screen

    February 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  82. Mark Parhiskari

    Unfortunately Mr Mobarak has made the same mistakes the Shah of Iran did. For Mobarak it is too late. He and his regime are over already. But, if the US does not make the right move and join the people on a faster pace before more blood is shed, the results will be the same as that of Iran's. Muslim Exteremism!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  83. Abdul

    Hi there
    Thank you for you show, also I would like the great CNN for her coverage foe what going on at Egypt. Also I would like personal thank Mr. Anderson Cooper for his great show 360 for his brave and encourage and his team in Egypt.

    For your question, the short answer Absolutely YES.
    I am immigrate American original from Jordan. I feel and understand what is the protester in Liberty Square in Egypt, they want Freedom.
    I live her since 10 year now, and know what is the freedom means. If some try to live in country like such undemocratic states, he/she will prefer to die rather than he/she humiliated every day, and even can't feed his/her family. All the corruption for 30 years is enough for Mubarak. What he is want now??? He said her don't want leave the country in chose, then why there is Vice present.
    I feel as American we need push our government to free Egypt as we did in Iraq. Its unfair to lives in freedom and leave other country sink in dark. Enough is enough

    February 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  84. Alex Galvan

    In the period of eight months a lot of the opposition can and most likely would go missing due to police suppression. Also there haven't been any promises of judicial supervision/election monitoring.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  85. Andrew Solomon

    I undertand the desire of Egyptian people for democracy . How ever, very concerned about the vaccum it may create the immediate departure of Mubark. It is quite possible that in free and fair election that moslem brotherhood might win . what will the west do if that happen?

    February 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm |
  86. Sam in Florida

    If he doesn't leave he will most likely not live to see September! Hiring thugs to combat people who just want to have a better life, a choice, freedom – sounds like we are finally seeing the real Mubarak, the dictator the Egyptian people have seen for years.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  87. Judith Graham

    It's coming. While the tyrant is talking of stepping down and constitutional changes, he is preparing to crush the resistance. He has his undercover security act as protesters and beat the peaceful resistance movement. He is now beating and arresting journalists and keeping them from filming the Square. Why? He does not want anyone to see what he is about to do. He will beat, murder, and arrest the dissidents. There are women and children in that Square. The people want him to step down immediately because they don't trust him – don't trust what will happen once the cameras leave. They have good reason.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  88. ASHRAF KAMAL

    I offered to pay his salary for the next 6 months if he leaves now. He shouldn't worry about chaos, which is what we have now. He should just take his thugs and go. 30 years are really more than enough. Ah, and he doesn't have a sense of humor.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  89. Dalia El Sharkawi

    President Mubarak is only trying to buy time. 8 months will be ample time for him to crush down all opposition and continue with his brutal actions against the Egyptian people. He is lying in front of the whole world. He gives speeches promising reform, then an hour later he sends his thugs to kill the protesters, intimidate journalist, kidnap major figures in opposition groups. Even his promises are void of any clear execution plan like promising only to discuss changing the articles of constitution in a parliament which is heavily tainted by fraud. How can anyone think of trusting him or his regime again for even one more day?

    February 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  90. Sue

    Yes, he should definitely leave now. He and his new vice president are becoming scarier and more deranged day by day. Yesterday sending people in on horses and camels with whips? Today attacking reporters and announcing that those who are responsible for the chaos will be found and punished...we hadn't known much about his leadership and treatment of his poeple until now. The severity of his brutality is now apparent (and instinct tells me it is just the tip of the iceberg).
    I have so much respect and admiration for all those brave enough to demonstrate and risk their lives so that their families have the opportunity for a life free of poverty, intimdation and supression. It breaks my heart to see them attacked, when they had been such a beautiful example of peaceful, thoughtful people standing up for the good of their country and the entire world.
    Mubarak makes me sick and he needs to go now.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  91. Stephen Kalimu

    I think President Mubarak should leave power immediately. The chaotic situation that is taking place is Egypt today is because Pres. Mubarak has refused to step down. I am of the strongest conviction that if Mubarak steps the people of Egypt will automatically stop protesting and peace will rain in Egypt. Democracy plays a pivotal role in this 21st century and let the principle of democratic pluralism prevail in Egypt now and forever....

    Stephen Kalimu
    Rochester, NY

    February 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  92. L. J. Goodwin

    Of course Mubarek should step down Jack. A week ago. 20 years ago...! What an egotistical pig that man is!
    The problem is he hasn't stashed away enough of our American Dollars yet. I think he's just is biding his time until he can get his hands on as much as he can and then he'll sneak off to another part of the world and continue to live his grand lifestyle on our dime. It's never been about the "love of his country", but more like," the love of money" Yukk!
    By the way how is Anderson C. doing? I hope he is safe and on his way home...? Love you too Jack!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  93. Dick B

    No. I am just now learning how to pronounce his name. I don't want to have to learn another one I am too busy shoveling snow.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  94. Wayne C.

    We've already seen the underhanded tactics he's been using on protesters and the media. It's clear at this point that Mubarak has no intentions of overseeing an "orderly transition," he just wants enough time to rig the elections, and hunt down as many dissidents he can so that noone will dare oppose the regime again.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  95. JOHN EBERT

    Mubarak should listen to the people. He should negotiate an interim government until free elections can be scheduled and leave! He's not wanted! The pompous old fool thinks he's indispensible. He's not!

    Jack Ebert
    Ft. Lauderdale

    February 3, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  96. Ze'ev, Tel-Aviv, Israel

    It does not really matter if Mubarak is forced out today or not.
    The Egyptian culture will never allow a democracy to exist in Egypt.
    The Arab world and culture will not change over night, after hundreds of years of admiring power, power, and more power.
    The Arab history is full of violence, and a "democracy" will not change it.
    The Arabs of Egypt are not the Arabs you meet in the U.S.A. or Canada.
    The Egyptian Arabs are religious, brainwashed, passionate, and full of hatred to the western culture (and its democracies).

    February 3, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  97. Said Amar

    Here is a dictator who wants to go in the history as a Hero . Mubarak is in complete denial. Someone close to him should tell him in French." C'est la Revolution mon Roi" It is the time to leave.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  98. Rick

    Yes, Yes and to be clear YES!
    Now means yesterday!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:34 pm |
  99. Ed Hailio

    Why don't u call him & his enablers what they really r ?, terrorists & mass murderers & should be dealt with accordingly.What r the govs. of the world scared of?The US & its coalition forces invaded Iraq without hesitation. What's the problem now?

    February 3, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  100. Nikki jersey city nj

    He should step down, 10 days of chaos is already bad. He worries about chaos happening when he leaves but doesn't care about the current chaos going on right now? A president worried about the country but doesn't worry about what's going on in the streets of Cairo. To bring peace he should just leave.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:35 pm |
  101. Gary - Woodhaven, Michigan

    If a people believe in liberty and democracy then no man nor woman should get in the way of the people, therefore Mubarak should leave now.

    Decades of unconscionable fear and toxic shame has led these people to rise up. And may God be with them all.

    In the end deep democracy will always win over the dysfunctions of autocratic rule.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  102. Rich McKinney, Texas

    The United States has used Mubarak for 30 years as a diplomatic pawn. They have no more use for him now so they would feed him to the wolves at his front door with no remorse. Unfortunately the United States does not have a new political puppet in Egypt and that scares the hell out of them. Hell no he should not step aside as a convenience to America. No one wins in this situation. Especially the people of Egypt.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  103. tony from atlanta

    While everybody respects the wishes of the protesters, I think the opposition should show some uncommon wisdom by accepting negotiations if they truly love their country. After all, Mr. Mubarack has shown some good spirit by making far reaching concessions. September is only a few months away compared to the thirty years Mubarack has been in power. The opposition leaders risk portraying themselves as insensitive and extremist by refusing to embrace peace.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:36 pm |
  104. H,S,

    jack this dictator will not leave peacefully. tyrants like him do not learn from the history of his predecesors. Noryiaga, Saddam, Hitler, Stalin..on and on. The eliexir of power is worst than opium.He is a thug!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  105. Michel Benezra

    ..........Dictators of the World beware!!!.....America will use you and then dispose of you....😉

    February 3, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  106. Charles Hawthorne

    Perhaps we should go into Massachusetts and get Senator Kerry to step down, as he has been in office too long, and the machine keeps him in office...Sen Kerry must think he has a dynasty going like the Kennedys-no different than Pres Mubarak-perhaps we should stay out of the Egyptian situation, and let the youngTea Party movement there continue until new elections are held and the Egyptians elect whom they want....pres Bush was right-once people experience freedom , they all will want it...Encourage Americans to stay there, don't encourage them to leave....The Tea Party movement will move across the continent perhaps...and we will see changes for economic freedom which will help the young people there....People are tired of governments which do nothing to change their economic situation...
    The Iranian Tea Party will soon build up and the youth of Iran will demand freedom in Iran and push the Mullahs out. Young people want jobs so they can have a better life....Egypt needs industries there to grow these jobs, and so do other North African countries...

    February 3, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  107. Brenda

    From Philadelphia pa Mubarak should be forced out immediately his intent now is to harm his people. He is to go now.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  108. Chelsey, San Diego

    Absolutely. It's devastating to constantly see innocent people hurt. He needs to go, innocent blood is on his hands.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  109. Gis from New York

    I think that the wishes of the Egyptian people are clear. They want Mubarak out and a democratic governemt in place of the current one.
    But as exciting as it is to see that they are on the brink of a governmental overhall, they need to take the necessary steps to ensure that they have their needs met once Mubarak steps down. And that will not happen if he leaves tomorrow, next week, or even next month. Who would the people of Egypt put to relpace him. What names would go on the ballots if there is a democratic election.
    What political leaders the Egyptian people have need to organize and prepare for the transition that the people want. Otherwise they may find themselves in a worse situation then they were in under the current government.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:38 pm |
  110. david bidlack

    you can feed the people cake until they have had enough cake! its time for the bakers of the cake to step down right now. this is what always happens in a 2 class country of haves and have nots! the very rich of this country should pay close attention to what is happening in egypt and learn the importance of always supporting a strong middle class. the wealthy of eygpt have been paying the people an average of $2 a day for along time that really is just cake!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
  111. Martin

    No, unless he has violated government policies in one way or another.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
  112. Bruce

    Yes, but he won't likely leave unless shot. Israel and our military sales machine has his back, he thinks.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:39 pm |
  113. Desroy, in Queens

    Yes. Why not now. I don't get his answer to his leaving to be that his country would be in chaos. Tell the man to look through his window, or ask any of his underlinks to be truthful to him and tell him what is happening in the streets of his Egypt. Chaos. He said. That answer alone should have said about how the man is out of touch with his people. He doesn't even know about the chaos that is currently happening now.

    He should leave and one side of the chaos would subside and then UN peace keepers should intervene to uphold the peace.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:40 pm |
  114. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    No, and I hope it freezes and snows there and forces those people off the streets.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  115. Kevin

    He must be forced out now!! There is no guarantee that he will step down later, and even if he does, he can just appoint someone he wants as his successor, not the majority of Egyptians.

    Mubarak regime's strategy is to buy time for as long as possible, so they can wear out the opposition and kill their momentum. Because people can only demonstrate for so long and eventually, they need to get back to their day to day lives!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  116. Hans

    He needs to leave............immediatly!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
  117. Barry De Saw

    It is very reasonable that Mubarak should leave office immediately. After all, he and his minions are what all this contention is about. And now Mubarak is undoubtedly behind this recent escalation of violence. Mubarak has now put his people at great risk of civil war. That alone is sufficient reason for him to resign.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
  118. Ed J.

    Mubarak is taking the tough guy approach,for him this is a battle and he is the tough guy that has to win it,he wants to finish things on his own terms and not on the people's terms whom he,as any other dictator, views as the enemy .I think he shouldn't be given the opportunity to have his way and stay until Septemper.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
  119. Susan

    Of course he should be removed now! He is more gangster than president! It's appalling that this is being allowed to continue. Today when I watched the footage of the police van hitting pedestrians I screamed in shock at what I saw. I haven't been shocked like that about anything on TV since the news about Princess Diana's death broke. Where is the United Nations in all of this???

    February 3, 2011 at 5:44 pm |
  120. Doug

    Oh Yes! Force him out now and everything will be instantly hunky dory just like with the removal of Saddam. America, the world is not a fast food outlet.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:45 pm |
  121. David B.

    The chaos began because Mubarek would NOT leave immediately. Talk about clueless!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  122. honest John in Vermont

    It is not the job of the USA to replace Mubarak. He should step down as President ASAP...like tomorrow. Egypt will only descend into more violent turmoil if he remains. An acting president should be selected and elections should take place within 30 days with international inspectors to scrutinize the validity of the election.

    That said I doubt that Egypt is ready for a Democracy and probably a new dictator will arise.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  123. Ze'ev (Wolf), Tel-Aviv, Israel

    In addition to my previous comment, I say, let the Egyptians deal with their own country.
    I would recommend the U.S. government not to get involved, and especially not to call on the Egyptian army to take action.
    I don't get it, do the Americans want to change Egypt from a dictatorship to a military ruled country?

    February 3, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  124. Leeann

    I am all for the US intervening, unfortunately they usually wait to long instead of doing what is right and get it over with. They need to quit acting like the family of a woman wanting to leave an abusive husband. Where are you going to go, what are you going to do, who is going to take care of you, what if the next man is worse than this one. Then when her husband finally kills her. They say its all her fault because she didn't leave him.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:46 pm |
  125. jack blagman

    Seems we've forgotten that Mubarak, a good friend to the US, has also given the region 30 years of stability and peace. And who is to "force" him out? You, Jack, in your studio? The US media has taken sides, but no one, no one has touched on the underlying regional and internal issues. And won't his quick departure give us more chaos? Rememeber the lessons of Iran etc

    February 3, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  126. JPicker

    Dollars to donuts this is all being orchestrated by Iran.
    Time to neutralize the Iranian regime once in for all..

    February 3, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  127. Michael in Albuquerque, NM

    The elections in Egypt have been rigged for decades. That alone invalidates the pretense of Mubarak to stay in office until the next sham elections in september. I compare the current situation in Egypt to what happened in Poland before the fall of the Berlin wall. There were massive protests against the dictatorship. It wasn't a religious issue. It was a struggle to gain freedom from oppression. The fight in Egypt is no different. The sooner they throw the dictator out the better.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:47 pm |
  128. Seyran

    Yes Jack Mubarak should be forced out now rather than waiting until his term expires in September. Attack on peacfull demonstraters , journalists like Anderson Cooper, Is crime! This is against Human rights. Azerbaijani ambassy workers also killed. Not only Mubarak , Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejat also has to go! Because of 35 million's of Azeri people in north of Iran suffering under Iranian government
    Canada,Toronto

    February 3, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
  129. John

    This is a very delicate situation and by ejecting Mubarak right now can cause the opportunity for the wrong person to cease power, someone who is anti israel and who would be willing to start conflict with israel. There has been no issue between the two countries since the treaty was signed and I believe that its not a question of democracy in egypt for the long term but for the very short term meaning that they would want the right to vote in their choice of leader and from reading some of the posters that protesters have been holding they have read basically that anyone who is a friend of israel is their enemy. I also am skeptical when i hear that its Mubarak supporters who are starting the violence and that it is him who is behind it. Like I said there are those who are just itching for the opportunity to get into power and that what we see or hear is not always what is the truth. It would be a mistake to just remove him now without any saftey net

    February 3, 2011 at 5:49 pm |
  130. Sue Sabet

    President Mubarak purorts, Egypt will fall into chaos if he steps down now. He certainly comes across as grandeur,arrogant and delusional.
    Does he not have any faith in his cabinet and his paliament. Certainly, the prodemocracy young egyptians showed innate leadership capability and potential. Mr. President step down now and save Egypt further blood shed.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
  131. Sheila

    Mubarek needs to be on the next flight out of Cairo. His destination? How about outer space. Perhaps he could find some other countries that like having a dictator. America should be supporting the people and sending troops in to quell the violence and get Mubarek out of there Let's face it, the people don't want him and for good reason. What they do want is a democracy where they can protest without fear of being wounded or killed. Why can't we give independence to the Egyptian people? Because there will be a domino effect? Are we afraid that once Cairo has its democracy, the rest of the Middle East will follow? Wouldn't that be a good thing?

    POWER TO THE PEOPLE.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
  132. Sam Kader

    Mubarak should go NOW; not only to send a message to the thugs and resolve the present impasse; but even more importantly to send a message to the army that from now onwards the Egyptian people are, and will always be, the masters of their own destiny. The legitimacy and source of power of the next president should be on the basis of democratic means and not connection or affiliation to the army.

    Egyptian Canadian

    Victoria, BC

    February 3, 2011 at 5:52 pm |
  133. Sue

    Yes, he should leave now. The U.S. should stop funding today.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:52 pm |
  134. Kirk (Apple Valley, MN)

    What difference does it make? Egypt is going to end up with a fanatical Islamic government that hates the US anyway.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:52 pm |
  135. Ralph Spyer

    That is up to the Egyptian people , not Obama. or Mubarak or Israeli

    February 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
  136. Naila Kaff Ottawa, Canada

    Moubarek is not an incompetent elected leader people have to accept till the end of his term and vote for someone else, he is a brutal dictator ho didn't provide stability to his country but stagnation and misery, and when people had enough, it's matter of principle the dictator should leave immediately, that what happened always to people like him, History have a long list of examples like him

    February 3, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  137. Hesham El Gamal

    Of course, he should leave now. How can anyone trusts a president with blood on his hands?

    February 3, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  138. Bilal

    What are you waiting for Mubarak? Maybe you're waiting for more of your people from your country to die at the hands of your brutal police force. Your time is up...you have overstayed your welcome. The people of Egypt have spoken and they want you out! So, take yourself and your paid goons with you and don't let the door hit you on the backside!

    GAME OVER

    February 3, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
  139. jennifer wilmshurst

    To ask these protestors to wait until September is actually hoping on them to forget the fire behind their cause. He needs to leave now, these protestors showed an amazing display of human integrity and dignity in their 9 days of organized and peaceful demonstration. This is their country and they should be allowed to create a goverment from their viewpoint, they just might do something better then anyone now imagines.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
  140. (Ms) tonie from OK

    This is an uprising of the very poor. Food prices are up caued by our own US speculators – when the money and power are all help by a few at the top, this is what happens.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
  141. Audrey Trull

    I couldn't believe it when he said he was staying in office until Sept.His big concern is ,he doesn't want his country to go into chaos,thus his reason for staying.Is he out of his mind? The country is in chaos because he refuses to go! Yes,most definately,he needs to go!

    February 3, 2011 at 5:55 pm |
  142. Jim

    Jack,

    This is a rhetorical question. It is going to happen now whether he wants it or not. The queston needs to be who will we be dealing with in about a week.

    Jim in Denver, CO

    February 3, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
  143. tucsonmike

    Events will decide whether he leaves.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
  144. Linda Jones

    Yes, yes, absolutely yes. I thought earlier this week that this might be a gradual transition but not after seeing what the government forces are doing. Thugs is too polite a word for these monsters.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
  145. Joan

    It is not America's place to decide. So we see riots,in an isolated area. This represents about 1/1000th of the Egyptian people. Why is everyone so quick to believe this is a representative group?

    February 3, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
  146. glenn

    He needs to leave now. with his shut down of the internet, recent violence directed at protester's by many of whom seem to be police or paid thugs, and detainment of reporters he has demonstrated the complete illegitimacy of the government.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:57 pm |
  147. mohamed ahmad

    Of course he needs to leave now, who is he kidding by saying the country will fall into chaos if he leaves now? the country is already in chaos but the chaos definitely will end when he leaves. im 100% the army and the caretaker/interim government can maintain order until a fair election takes places

    February 3, 2011 at 5:57 pm |
  148. Sami

    He liberated thugs from prisons and directed them to attack and kill peaceful protesters. His same thugs are attacking journalists. Is it really an option to keep him in power till september? He will arrest and execute all the protest leaders by then.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
  149. BigSkyDem

    Mubarak if he leaves, will leave Egypt in worse shape than he inherited it. He has never had open elections. Americans through tax dollars gave him a police state. He should be very high on the list of evacuees or some kind of protection system for the very rich and very despised. Put him and all his money on an island. Don't we have a rendition program for this type of thing?

    February 3, 2011 at 5:59 pm |
  150. Jo San Diego

    He's an animal.. Any leader that would let the youth and heartbeat of his country die in front of his eyes should be taken out today. Where's the CIA? Can't they take this monster down? To also let the world's treasures be endangered because of his greed does not show a man who loves his country...a sad day indeed...

    February 3, 2011 at 5:59 pm |