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Egyptian Opposition Leader Tells CNN: Obama’s Policy Has “Absolutely No Credibility In Egypt”

Mohamed ElBaradei, the former head of the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency, and current Egyptian opposition leader, appeared on Fareed Zakaria GPS while under house arrest and had harsh words for Egyptian President Mubarak. ElBaradei declared, “it is loud and clear from everybody in Egypt that Mubarak has to leave today and this is non-negotiable for every Egyptian.”

Clearly fed up with Mubarak’s “thirty years of brutal dictatorship,” ElBaradei said that any effort by Mubarak short of leaving the country would be a “hopeless, desperate attempt by Mubarak to stay in power.” Instead, he was eager for Egypt to undergo a “substantive, drastic shift from a dictatorship into a democracy, like the rest of the world.”

Given his eagerness to help usher in a democratic form of government to Egypt, whether as interim president himself or by any other means, ElBaradei expressed disappointment with President Obama and America’s current policy of deciding not to side against Mubarak and to urge him to step down. ElBaradei said he liked Obama, however, the American policy is a failed policy and “has absolutely no credibility in Egypt.”

Watch the clip from CNN below:

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