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McCain Says the Time for Mubarak to Leave Has Come

Thursday, 03 Feb 2011 07:26 AM

Sen. John McCain says the United States has to do "a better job of encouraging democracy" in the Middle East in light of the public uprising in Egypt.

The Arizona Republican tells CBS's "The Early Show" that U.S. officials have correctly called for an orderly transition away from President Hosni Mubarak. McCain said the situation in Egypt is "fraught with danger" and said he worries about "the influence of extremist organizations."

The Republican, who met with Obama at the White House Wednesday, said nevertheless that Washington must push for free elections, even if they result lifting Islamist elements. McCain said that American officials also have to be concerned about "the threat of a repeat of the election in Gaza," where Hamas, considered a terrorist organization, emerged with newfound powers.

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Sen. John McCain says the United States has to do a better job of encouraging democracy in the Middle East in light of the public uprising in Egypt.The Arizona Republican tells CBS's The Early Show that U.S. officials have correctly called for an orderly transition away...
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