Wisner: Mubarak Must Stay (?)

The BBC has a breaking news story stating that the US envoy to Egypt, Frank Wisner, is saying that Mubarak needs to stay in place to guide the transition into Septemeber: Egypt unrest: Hosni Mubarak must stay – US envoy.

If accurate, the report would seem to contradict reports that the Obama administration wants Mubarak out immediately.

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  1. Jeff Q. says:

    Wisner’s dad was the OSS chief for SE Europe in WWII and later was Deputy Director for Plans at CIA. He had a nervous breakdown after the Soviet crackdown in Hungary.