Protesters Leave Tahrir Square

Job well done: After nearly three weeks, protesters have mostly left Cairo’s Tahrir Square, with the military forcibly evacuating any holdouts. The military is expected to ban strikes and further protests in addition to imposing martial law, but has otherwise been listening to protesters’ demands so far. The military council in charge has vowed to rewrite Egypt’s constitution within 10 days and to hold elections in six months. Meanwhile, U.S. Admiral Mike Mullen is in the Middle East to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan’s King Abdullah, who has also been targeted with protests.