Daniel W. Drezner

“Really, this third speech will do the trick!! Really!!”

Comment away on what’s going to happen in Egypt after Hosni Mubarak’s resignation third unsatisfying speech.  Ironically, I think if Mubarak had said what he just said on the night of his first speech, things would be far more stable.  As it currently stands, however, it’s painful to hear Hosni Mubarak referring to himself in the ...

Comment away on what’s going to happen in Egypt after Hosni Mubarak’s resignation third unsatisfying speech. 

Ironically, I think if Mubarak had said what he just said on the night of his first speech, things would be far more stable.  As it currently stands, however, it’s painful to hear Hosni Mubarak referring to himself in the third person trying to give up as little as possible, even as his various power bases erode and more social strata join in the opposition

I think Mubarak agreed to transfer some powers to his Vice President, and he promised some constitutional chanes.  To be honest, however, that wasn’t the primary theme of the speech, and I don’t think this is remote close to ending the crisis. 

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