Hosni Mubarak has announced he will not run for re-election in September. This is all well and good, but it doesn't solve the ongoing inferno in Egypt. The masses have spoken, and it's time for Hosni to step down. President Obama has advised Mubarak not to run in the next election, but that's not going far enough. President Obama knows that this region of the world is a powder keg, and the fuse needs to be removed. Mubarak's pledge of stepping down in the next election, will not satisfy the throngs of protestors who are up in arms about poverty, unemployment, and corruption. If the Egyptian president wants to fuel more anarchy, so be it, but if he is in his right mind, he must leave the presidency now, not next week or tomorrow, but immediately. These events that are playing out right now are historical for a country that is known for its antiquities and kings. Hopefully, a new and more democratic Egypt will emerge from the ashes of this current firestorm. In the meantime, Hosni doesn't get it. Stay tuned.
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