Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Her Master's Voice

"White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that it is 'not for me or our government to determine' whether Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should leave office amid massive protests against his rule." (White House: We're not taking sides in Egypt, Brian Montopoli,, 31/1/11)

"[Australian Prime Minister Julia] Gillard refused to be drawn on whether Mr Mubarak should step down, saying only that she understood the Egyptian people's desire for democracy, but it was not for her to determine how that should be attained." (Evacuation as crackdown fears spread: Gillard sends jet to Egypt, Dan Oakes & Jason Koutsoukis, Sydney Morning Herald, 1/2/11)

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