Obama Just Barely Addresses Egypt

by Matthew Shaffer

At a speech today at Marquette University, Pres. Barack Obama opened the talk about economic growth with a few brief remarks about Egypt. They are paraphrased below: 

 

We are following today’s events in Egypt very closely. We’ll have more to say as this plays out. What is absolutely clear is that we are witnessing history unfold. It’s a moment of transformation that is taking place because the people of Egypt are asking for change… They’ve turned out in extraordinary numbers… but it’s young people who are at the forefront. So going forward we want those young people to know that America will do everything se can to support an orderly transition to democracy in Egypt. As we watch what’s taking place, we’re also reminded that we live in an interconnected globe…

That’s why I’ve come to Marquette today…

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