November 25th, 2011
05:29 PM ET

Protests in Egypt heard at the White House

As protestors in Cairo's Tahrir Square continue their loud cry for democracy in Egypt, the Obama administration is torn between the call of the Egyptian protestors, and concerns for maintaining stability in a charter member of the Arab Spring. On Friday, the White House made a forceful call for a civilian government to take power in Egypt, but some activists say the administration is still playing it too cautiously. Jill Dougherty reports.


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  1. anthony vaughn

    activists probably being those causing the trouble to begin with

    November 28, 2011 at 7:58 am | Reply
    • dragon8me

      No, the troublemakers is the military dictatorship that siezed control of the country. Also why dosn't Obama condem the police actions in this country toward peaceful protesters exercising their constitutional rights?

      November 28, 2011 at 11:56 am | Reply
  2. joe

    the white house didnt give a flip when egyptian christians were murdered or denied freedom to build churches or worship.

    November 27, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Reply
  3. Amoderate

    Joy. It seems our faithful government has 'heard' the plea of another foreign country while ignoring and failing the American people. Billions given to foreign and hateful countires and here we still struggle due to the inability of OUR government to hear OUR cries and do what is right for OUR country. Corruption and greed are destoying the basic foundations we have trusted elected officials to defend and protect. Corrupt legal and judicial systems. Indifference of the people. The loss of personal freedoms in the name of safety for the masses of ignorant or incapable. Completely corrupt financial infastructure. The government, BOTH SIDES, need to nut up and do what is right for our country first for a change. Choosing foreign policy over domestic is treason. Our problems are not impossible to overcome but it takes true leadership and integrity to actually change what needs to be and get rid of the wrong. I dont get why this is so damn hard to figure out. Fix your own house before you try to fix your neighbors. I served my country proudly but now feel like I am being sold to the highest bidder.

    November 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Reply
    • dragon8me

      Just remember the president can't do much without congress actng And everyne has seen how they've refused to act, especially the repubs whose only goal is to hurt the president.

      November 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Reply
      • Amoderate

        I dont blame Obama or our current congress. I blame the entire political field for the past 30+ years that has failed the USA. The current administration is a product of generations of corruption and knee bending to corporate profits and corruption and failure in foreign and domestic policies. The entire country needs to back up a step and take a breath. I dont have answers only opinions but all it takes is a good look and an open mind to see that BOTH sides of the government have only their interests in mind. The rest of the countrys population are expendable and mean nothing to them. Hearing someone say Reputard this or Democrap that makes me sick. The whole damn system is broken. I wish it wasnt because I love this country and think it could be the best again but the level of effort to fix the core issues is beyond all of them.

        November 29, 2011 at 12:14 am |
  4. Rudy G

    Obama claimed his handling of events during the Egyptian revolution as one of the foreign policy successes of his administration. He knew the army controls that country. Always has! It was nothing but smoke and mirrors. Where is the success now? The White House isn't saying much because they are busy trying to figure out how to spin this latest "success"!!

    November 27, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Reply
  5. BofusAbode

    Just another country that continues to showcase the success of the foreign policy from the great imposter and ole faithful HC--what a disgrace--

    November 27, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Reply
  6. Change

    Go ask the Republicans, they seem to have all the answers to the problems at home and abroad.

    November 27, 2011 at 8:17 am | Reply
  7. Zack in NY

    ummm question.... when will our own cries be heard in our own white house?

    November 27, 2011 at 3:58 am | Reply
  8. Handofdoom

    Not as much as the Protest that is coming .

    November 26, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Reply
  9. Phil in Oregon

    "but some activists say the administration is still playing it too cautiously." Well, those activists can just run right over there and MAKE the Egyptians do what's right. I'm sure the entire country will stop what they're doing and immediately follow them.

    November 26, 2011 at 11:39 am | Reply

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