Today this news, which was released on Friday, takes precedence.
From the NY Times:
“The White House on Friday threw its weight behind Egypt’s resurgent protest movement, urging for the first time the handover of power by the interim military rulers in the Obama administration’s most public effort yet to steer the course of the Egyptian democracy.
“‘The United States strongly believes that the new Egyptian government must be empowered with real authority immediately,’ the White House said…
“The statement is a significant escalation of the international pressure on the generals because the United States is among the Egyptian military’s closest allies.
“But speaking out against the military could be a risky bet for White House if the transition to democracy moves out of the hands of the military to less predictable civilian control.
“Since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in February, the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has held itself up as the sole guardian of Egypt’s stability against chaos and radicalism.”