The leaders of several western European countries issued a joint statement calling for an orderly transition of the Egyptian government to begin "now."
We have been calling for world leaders to issue such statements, but unfortunately, they have yet to address Hosni Mubarak specifically and demand that he himself step down "right now."
The death toll in Egypt is rising. One wonders how many more will die before world leaders understand their public appeal must mention Mubarak and the need for him to leave now, and not 6 months down the road.
The time for diplomat-speak is over.