In response to Hosni Mubarak’s resignation today, President Obama said in a statement that the president of Egypt "responded to the Egyptian people's hunger for change.” He cautioned that "this is not the end of Egypt's transition. It's a beginning. I'm sure there will be difficult days ahead, and many questions remain unanswered." Many questions, indeed. Mubarak leaves behind a police state with the military in charge and a host of uncertainties about how that country will be governed going forward and how the partnership between the U.S. and Egypt will change. Congressman Brad Sherman, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, gives his assessment of our future relationship with arguably the strongest nation in the Middle East.
Rep. Brad Sherman, D–CA's 27th District; a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the top Democrat on the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade.