Mubarak isn't a democrat, but the people waiting in the wings are certified fanatics. Letting the Moslem Brotherhood take over Egypt will not lead to more freedom. The opposite is much more likely. Where has a violent replacement of a government led to a better life for its people? Mubarak has perhaps made a fatal mistake in not reforming his country prior to this, but the that doesn't transform his violent opponents into Mahatama Ghandi.
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from the article: Israel urges world to curb criticism of Egypt's Mubarak