AYFKM? Even dopey corporate owned moo that I am, I understand good manners…this ain’t it…
Two key senators offered and passed a resolution on Thursday that calls for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to hand over power to a caretaker government.
The resolution offered by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) also call for elections and urges that Egypt’s military demonstrate “maximum professionalism and restraint” in working to restore order.
In a floor speech, McCain warned that the situation in Egypt could turn into a “genuine massacre.”
“We cannot afford that, and we must do everything in our power to see that it stops,” McCain said. “This is a seminal moment in the history of the Middle East and the world. We are seeing an uprising and a movement that spread across the entire Middle East.”
McCain called for Mubarak to give up power on Wednesday following a meeting at the White House with President Obama.
Protests in the streets of Cairo on Thursday were violent for a second day in a row as forces loyal to and against Mubarak’s government battled in the streets.
Kerry said all stakeholders in Egypt must respect human rights.
“We urge the parties involved to take every step possible to avoid violence and to respect the rights of the people in Egypt to assemble, to express their rights, to fight for and demonstrate for a transition in their lives and in their country,” said Kerry.
This is the first resolution to be offered by any senators on the crisis in Egypt. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) quickly joined as cosponsors.
The Senate passed the resolution by unanimous consent Thursday night.
1. Do you think a dictator with a 30 year run cares what these ass-clowns think?
2. I wonder how much more pissed the Egyptian people will be when they hear of this arrogance.
3. When will the U.S. Federal Government understand that they aren’t all that and that they can’t just do whatever they want, wherever they want, whenever they want?