Hillary Clinton - U.S. Sec. of State
Sameh Shoukry - Egyptian Amb. to the U.S.
Amanpour: Could democracy come to the middle east? Protests continue in Cairo despite fighter jets flying over and luckily there are no Muslims involved - so don’t panic America!!
Amanpour: the army is standing by watching people shouting for the regime’s downfall
Protester: Fuck Murbarak - he doesn’t care
Mubarak: shit that’s my mother
Amanpour: Murbarak’s own party headquarters
Murbark: damm the party really is over
Obama: can’t we all just get along?
Hawass: they destroyed mummies!
King Tut: watch the face!
Mubarak: I appointed a vice-president -
what more do you people want??
Protestor: appointing a torture-happy lackey is no basis for a system of government
Amanpour: will you cut off funding for this
Clinton: Murbarak is showing great restraint in the face of all this looting
Clinton: on the other hand we have a very
very clear message
Amanpour: what is it
Clinton: a vague commitment to reform
Amanpour: he shuffled his cabinet isn’t that enough?
Clinton: [ laughs ] no it isn’t Christiane
Amanpour: is the Egypt government about to fall?
Clinton: look we love the Egyptians with their valuable fight against al-qaeda, friendship
toward Israel and their important alien communication networks
Amanpour: you mean the pyramids?
Clinton: I’ve said too much
Amanpour: is the U.S. hedging its bets?
Clinton: no not all -- we believe in democracy, human rights, and the profitable sale of tear gas canisters
Clinton: here’s the deal - Mubarak can crack down on looters but then they have to hold elections
Amanpour: thanks so much Hillary
[ break ]
Amanpour: what is the military doing on the streets?
Shoukry: people love the military -
support the troops!
Amanpour: the people really seem to hate Murbarak
Shoukry: in The President’s Speech he’s all about freedom
Amanpour: it sounds like everything is going to hell
Shoukry: look it took 500 years to build one pyramid so reform could take time
Amanpour: there are hundreds of thousands of people in the streets!
Shoukry: no it’s just people out for a stroll
Amanpour: so what happens next?
Shoukry: we will have a national dialogue about whether we should continue with an ineffective dictatorship
Amanpour: is Mubarak going to flee the nation?
Shoukry: let’s just say he’s on Expedia and Travelocity pretty much non-stop
Amanpour: may I suggest hotwire
Shoukry: he’s on it Christiane
Amanpour: you’re welcome buddy
[ break ]
Amanpour: what is happening here?
Hasan: the people have suffered for 30 years under this incompetent dictatorship and they’ve had enough
Amanpour: the Jets are here
Audience: Revis Island!
Hasan: the people don’t give a shit
Amanpour: What needs to happen now?
ElBaradei: first Mubarak needs to go and then we need to hold elections and then we must
Amanpour: will the army turn on the people?
ElBaradei: no but there are thugs roaming the streets -- it’s bad
Amanpour: what do people think of America?
ElBaradei: America needs to push Mubarak out now
Amanpour: but Americans are terrified of Muslims
ElBaradei: that’s a load of bullshit
Amanpour: but they’re so scary
ElBaradei: that’s really stupid
Amanpour: Is Osama bin Laden going to take over Egypt and attack Texas?
ElBaradei: [ palmface ]
Amanpour: how does this end?
ElBaradei: simple - hold elections and put in a real government and one friendly to America based on something real and not bribery
Amanpour: can Hosni stay?
Brzezinski: hells no
Amanpour: how do you have democracy without letting scary muslims taking over?
Brzezinski: Mubarak can still be the good guy by leaving gracefully
Amanpour: well since the Red Sea parted they're owed another miracle