Mubarak has announced that he will not be running for another term and will sit out the rest of his current term. He promises to work for a peaceful transition of power and will not flee the country.
However this has not moved protester to calm down or to leave. For good reason, who knows what Mubarak has up his sleeve. We could assume that he wants peace in order to pull a fast one on the people of Egypt. They are saying they will not leave until he leaves.
As I talked in my earlier posts America has chosen the position to urge Mubarak to allow a peaceful transition of power. They have talked with him and are pushing for him to leave office. This reflects their fear of major intervention and of causing more problems by not interfering at the same time. This will hopefully resolve peacefully with Mubarak not doing anything outrageous.
I am siding with the people of Egypt. Mubarak must step down before they will leave. I would not trust someone who has already been shown to not have the best interest of the country in mind and who is willing to even shutdown the entire communication system of a country down in order to remain in control.