Don't believe a word about how the US is clashing with Mubarak. Not one word. Much of the rhetoric of the US administration and its propaganda outlets like the NYT and Washington Post are lies layered with more lies. If the US wants Mubarak out, it would have made a public statement to that effect. I have a feeling that the US stance has in fact hardened against Mubarak's ouster in the wake of Obama's phone conversations with two experts on Egypt: Netanyahu and Saudi King.