Media Using "Disarray" to Describe White House on Egypt

Is the Obama administration in disarray and meltdown over Egypt? It's a popular theory over the past few days... but expecially after yesterday's events.

Caught between Arab and Israeli allies who do not want Hosni Mubarak ousted immediately, and pressure within the country to push harder for his exit, the White House appeared in disarray over how to tackle the stubborn Egyptian leader who has refused to step down.

After the Egyptian President reiterated his intentions last night to stay on till September, US officials, who were expecting that he would show more flexibility, are at a loss on what to do next.


After Mubarak’s speech, the White House was consumed with a sense of “disbelief,” one US official said, according to The Wall Street Journal.