Mr. President: Apologize to Egypt's people
Since day one of the democratic uprising of the Egyptian people against Hosni Mubarak, elite Washington debated how to react to the fast-changing events in Egypt.
One idea we never heard: AN APOLOGY.
A forthright apology can help us reset our relationship with the people of Egypt, who suffered deeply and long under the U.S.-supported Mubarak dictatorship, which used the $1.3 billion in annual U.S. military aid to repress and intimidate Egyptians.
We need a new direction, Mr. President. And we will take it upon ourselves to engage in people-to-people diplomacy.
The undersigned urge you to apologize on our behalf – and pledge to extend our own loud and clear apology to the people of Egypt.