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Egypt in Crisis #987342

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The talk between Vice President Joe Biden and Egyptian vice president Omar Suleiman noted. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†- reacts to Suleiman's comments about Egypt not being ready for democracy.] [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - praises the Egyptian military for its conduct.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and Jill Dougherty and Johns Hopkins University Fouad Ajami about Egypt. [AJAMI - says the White House is betting on Suleiman in this unexpected moment; indicates today's protest made a deep impression on the White House; calls this a remarkable moment in Arab history; notes the people's demands are clear but President Hosni Mubarak does not want to go.] [GERGEN - notes there is a human face on the protest with the words of Google executive Wael Ghonim; states the administration fears the government lies and that it will resist change; states the regime is corrupt and needs to be changed; suggests keeping the cameras in there will help.] [DOUGHERTY - says the administration is frustrated with the regime just playing things out.]

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