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EGYPT: Britain's David Cameron joins Obama in calling for sweeping reform

British Prime Minister David Cameron joined President Obama in condemning violence in Egypt on Sunday and called for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to follow a comprehensive process of political reform.

“The prime minister and President Obama were united in their view that Egypt now needed a comprehensive process of political reform, with an orderly, Egyptian-led transition leading to a government that responded to the grievances of the Egyptian people and to their aspirations for a democratic future,” a spokesperson for Cameron told Reuters.

Cameron discussed the crisis in Egypt during a telephone call with U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday evening.


Military jets buzz protesters over Cairo

Muslim Brotherhood members escape prison, rally in Tahrir Square

Egyptian opposition leaders plan to negotiate with military, not president

-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Photo: David Cameron in Switzerland on Jan. 28, 2011. Credit: Tomohiro Ohsumi / Bloomberg

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Why is it only “now” Britain and America feels the need to call for a comprehensive process of political reform?
We are now to believe, Britain invaded Iraq so as to remove Saddam Hussein (a dictator) from power.
In the past few day, we have learned from the people of Egypt that Mr Mubarak is also a tyrant. One who has used the same tactics on the citizens of Egypt as he did on the prisoners transferred from America to Egypt for interrogation by torture.

Yet it is only “now” Britain and America feels the need to say something which is somewhat meaningless given the circumstances.


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