Barak Obama Urges Hosni Mubarak's Departure, Calls Egyptian Protestors 'Inspiration'

President Obama today told embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that relinquishing power was the right decision, but the transition to a new government "must begin now." The remarks were a direct response to Mubarak's announcement that he would not seek another term in office when elections are held in September. Though the White House had carefully avoided a firm position on the protests in Egypt for the first several days of demonstrations, today it the president stated openly that...Full Story
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