Mubarak stepping down.

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    Per Fox news. No link yet. He plans on stepping down at next election in September.
     
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    Mubarak says he is stepping down at the next election in September. Per Fox News.
     
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    I dont think that will be enough. The Egyptians want him gone now.
     
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    Then why not step down immediately and hold elections now?
     
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    MSNBC reports that Mubarak will likely say, in a speech to be given later today, that he will not run in the next election.
     
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    So leave a power vacuum while elections are going on?
     
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    My guess it would take time to organize candidates.
     
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    Pick a strongman, any strongman. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
     
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    Because he is determined to make the same mistake as the Shah of Iran, apparently.
     

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