Former Vice President Dick Cheney said he doesn't "want to make a prediction" as to whether embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak can survive that nation's political turmoil, but he noted that Egypt under Mr. Mubarak has been a long-standing U.S. ally in the region.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday the Obama administration supports the transition to a new government now moving forward in Egypt but that it must be up to the Egyptian people to decide if the reforms go far enough.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday called Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak a good friend and U.S. ally, and he urged the Obama administration to move cautiously as turmoil continued to shake that nation's government.
Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, attempted Sunday to clarify the Obama administration's position on Egypt's political revolution, following a U.S. envoy's suggestion this weekend that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should stay in power.
Madeleine K. Albright, a former secretary of state and U.N. ambassador, on Sunday disagreed with the so-called "chaos scenario" in which the street-level, political revolution in Egypt would only get worse if President Hosni Mubarak resigns.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says the Obama administration must tell Americans what it knows about who will be Egypt's next leader.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's leadership remains crucial for now as the country heads into a transition to democracy, a U.S. envoy who met him this week said Saturday, cautioning that the situation remains precarious.
The turmoil in Egypt is causing economic jitters across the globe, pushing up food and oil prices so far, but bigger worries are ahead.
An explosion rocked a gas terminal in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, setting off a massive fire that was contained by shutting off the flow of gas to neighboring Jordan and Israel, officials and witnesses said.