Prime Minister: Mubarak Will Stay Until September
Maybe President Mubarak isn't in a rush. In an interview with Candy Crowley on State of the Union, Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq said that President Mubarak will not leave office until the next elections in September. When asked about violence against journalists and human rights activists, however, Shafiq was not as forthcoming. Perhaps it was the poor satellite reception.
Kerry: Mubarak's Got to Go
President Mubarak doesn't have to leave Egypt but might want to reconsider leaving the presidency. Pulling from his bank of Super Bowl metaphors on Meet the Press, John Kerry said that other nations in the world are "flooding the zone" to try and move Egypt's revolution in the right direction. In reference to special envoy to Egypt Frank Wisner's comments that Mubarak doesn't necessarily have to leave immediately, Kerry said that the U.S. has been crystal clear—Mubarak must step aside gracefully and immediately.
ElBaradei: Israel Treaty is 'Rock Solid'
Now that there's a revolution, is Egypt's peace treaty with Israel in danger? Challenged by Meet the Press host David Gregory, opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei stressed that whether Egypt is a democracy or dictatorship, "Everybody in the Arab world wants to see an independent Palestinian state."
Albright: U.S. Cannot Micromanage Egypt
Speaking on State of the Union, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said that while the Mubarak era is over, this doesn't necessarily mean that Egypt will fall into chaos. Contrary to what some think, she said, Egyptians have more options for leadership than just Mubarak and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Understanding Egypt's Future
Should Americans fear the Muslim Brotherhood? Abderrahim Foukara, Al Jazeera's Washington and New York Bureau Chief, told Face the Nation that the U.S. needs to look past this question and see some of the "wonderful" moments in Tahrir Square. This, he said, is the gate to the future of U.S. influence in the region.
Ambassador Says We Must Engage All Opposition
On This Week, Egyptian Ambassador to the U.S. Sameh Shoukry said that the vice president's meeting with the Muslim Brotherhood is an important step forward and shows the government's willingness to engage all forms of opposition. Watch as he tells Christiane Amanpour about the next step on the roadmap to reform.
Katie Couric and Egypt's Propaganda War
Katie Couric has a message for those who think that anchors like her and Anderson Cooper are targets when reporting in volatile situations: Not true. Couric told Howard Kurtz on Reliable Sources that journalists were attacked in Egypt because the government knew it was losing the propaganda war.