When president Ronald Reagan said to Mr. Gorbachev, "Tear down that wall." he was demonstrating an understanding of the moment and stepping into it. His message was simple, direct, and memorable.
As Egyptians rally for democratic rule and to escape the domination of Mubarak, what is president Barak Obama's message to the world?
If president Obama were president instead of Ronald Reagan would he have had a message for Mr Gorbachev?
The thing about a moment is, it doesn't last very long. Well, unless you embrace it, then people never forget it.