Obama on Egypt: Praise for the 'moral force of nonviolence'

President Obama hit the right points and tone in his statement responding to the resignation of Hosni Mubarak. Here's the text of his remarks.

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    President Barack Obama speaks in the Grand Foyer at the White House on Feb. 11 after the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
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After ups and downs in the US response to the protests for democracy in Egypt, this afternoon President Obama got it right. He praised the people of Egypt, he laid out the democratic steps that must be taken, he assured Egypt of US partnership, and he pointed to the moral power of nonviolence to change the world. His statement is worth reading in its entirety. Here is the full transcript provided by the White House:

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