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“Mubarakism without Mubarak” No Solution for Egypt

Egyptian police clash with protesters

Mubarak has announced he will step down. It remains unclear if Egyptian citizens will see the democratic change they are craving.

Meanwhile in the U.S., a witness at a Congressional hearing actually suggested that "Mubarakism without Mubarak" was what we need.

The United States is not the arbiter of power in Egypt. It cannot appoint and dismiss presidents at its will, nor write and rewrite Egyptian laws. These powers belong to the Egyptian people.

However, the Mubarak regime has relied on U.S. assistance to deny the Egyptian people basic rights and freedoms—including the right to choose their political leaders.

Help us urge the U.S. government to support the Egyptian people, not the same despotism that has brought us to this point of crisis: