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Welcome democracy for Egyptians, too

Egyptians are celebrating President Hosni Mubarak's decision today to resign and hand over power to the military. But columnist Nicholas Kristof has been disappointed in the Obama administration's indecisive response to the people's rebellion in Egypt and apparent preference for "stability, order and gradualism." Kristof asked: "Why does our national policy seem to be that democracy is good for Americans and Israelis, yet dangerous for Egyptians?"