White House calls on Egypt to take specific steps
February 9th, 2011
03:06 PM ET

White House calls on Egypt to take specific steps

President Barack Obama's spokesman on Wednesday called for specific steps the Egyptian government needs to take to satisfy the demands of protesters convulsing the country.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called for expanding the negotiations with opposition groups, lifting the state of emergency and making constitutional changes to bring about democratic elections.

"We think more has to be done, and more importantly, I think the people of Egypt think more has to be done," Gibbs told reporters.

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  1. sandyk

    I totally agree that we need to pull back awhile, perhaps we can be engaged without deep involvement? Not that we should isolate but maybe focus on building up our country again

    February 9, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
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    February 9, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. personny

    Israel is becoming a nation. http://nopolicestate.blogspot.com/2011/01/egypt_29.html

    February 10, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      And so should Kurdistan,like I said before.

      February 10, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      You nailed it good,Daniel. Kurdistan indeed does deserve it's independence from both Turkey and Iraq but neither the U.S. nor Turkey will stand for it and that's just plain wrong!!!

      February 10, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
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