Local Professors React To Egyptian President Decision
Friday, February 11, 2011
10 News -- Two San Diego-area college professors who study the Middle East expressed surprise Thursday that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced he would not step down immediately.
The scheduling of the speech and advance media reports raised expectations that he would resign. Instead, he said he would transfer more power to his recently appointed vice president, but remain as president.
Avi Spiegel, of the University of San Diego, said Mubarak changed a couple of words from a speech last week, but the defiant tone was the same. (Full Story)