Michael Tomasky writes: "Assuming Mubarak does take the hint now, for better or worse now, Obama will 'own' Egypt. As of today, the US has taken a more direct role here than it ever did, say, in 1989, when George H.W. Bush and Jim Baker largely stood back and watched. Now, Obama and Clinton and Gates and Joe Biden have committed the US firmly to the post-Mubarak era."
An anti-government protester holds a blooded Egyptian flag in Tahrir Square. (photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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