The Washington Post, 6 February 2011
Publié le :
7 février 2011
Joby Warrick and Scott Wilson
"All week, events in Egypt
had churned so rapidly it was hard to keep up, even for a U.S. secretary of state who travels with a phalanx of BlackBerry-wielding aides. When Hillary Rodham Clinton
departed Washington late Friday for a conference in Germany
, the Egyptian capital was peaceful and the government appeared to be moving toward negotiations with protesters. By the time the plane landed Saturday, the fragile progress had stalled.
"The head-spinning pace of change prompted an acknowledgment by Clinton
about the limits of the United States' ability to influence to shape of the government that will come after President Hosni Mubarak
""Those of us who are trying to make helpful offers of assistance and suggestions for how to proceed are still, at the end, on the outside looking in," a weary Clinton told a European security conference Saturday."