David Gregory : “We talk about how viral this has been. How quickly this is moving. This is TweetDeck. This is real-time of all of the Egypt related tweets if we search for Cairo or Mubarak, or Protest or Egypt. This is a conversation going on in real time. The administration has to catch up. The foreign policy certainly, you talk about contagion. Why is this aspect of it so important for the region?
Former Mideast negotiator and Ambassador to Israel for President Clinton, Martin Indyk : You are witnessing a 21st century revolution. Mubarak was focused on suppressing the moderate secular center in Egypt because that is what he feared most and the Muslim Brotherhood was able to organize and have an infrastructure. These guys didn’t have anything until Twitter and Facebook came along. This has changed the whole nature of communication and organization and made it now impossible for autocratic, authoritarian leaders in the Arab world to suppress the views of their people.