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Mubarak to step down? Obama says "moment of transformation " for Egypt

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WASHINGTON--As President Obama--and the world--wait to see if Egyptian President Mubarak peacefully steps down on Thursday, Obama said it is a "moment of transformation" in Egypt. Obama added remarks about Egypt at the top of his speech in Marquette, Michigan on his goal of increasing the availability of high speed wireless internet. The backdrop had Obama's new slogan, "winning the future."

Obama on Mubarak:

Before I begin, I just want to say that we are following
today's events in Egypt very closely. And we'll have more to say as
this plays out. But what is absolutely clear is that we are
witnessing history unfold. It's a moment of transformation that's
taking place because the people of Egypt are calling for change.

They've turned out in extraordinary numbers, representing all ages and
all walks of life, but it's young people who've been at the forefront
-- a new generation, your generation, who want their voices to be
heard.

And so going forward, we want those young people and we want all
Egyptians to know America will continue to do everything that we can
support an orderly and genuine transition to democracy in Egypt.

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