It is embarrassing to me that the US supports the corrupt Mubarak government and despite its high and mighty self image as a democratic nation supports countries that are clearly not democratic. In addition it sheds the blood of young Americans supposedly fighting to defend their country and wastes the money it gets in taxes in support of achieving democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our government speaks with forked tongue and I am ashamed. The US should tell Mubarak that if he does not resign and allow a true democracy to emerge in Egypt the US will break off relations and end the annual dole. How can we claim to be a democratic nation yet conspire with despots?
Fear of rioting, disorder at Temple Mount prompt restrictions on Muslim worshiper (Haaretz)
from the article: Mubarak refuses to step down, dismisses Egyptian government