“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”
Supporting "democracy," is not necessarily a good thing.
Support for "democracy" in a country with no guarantee (or even the concept of) freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, or the protection of the rights of minorities is just plain stupid.
You can't just declare a "democracy." There needs to be a structure in place, a constitution, a set of checks and balances, the education of the masses into what "freedom" means, and a leadership committed not just to the rights of the majority, but the rights and freedom of the minority as well.
Right now, I don't believe that Egypt can be considered a place where democracy can exist. Perhaps democratic reforms can be made slowly and methodically, but "democracy" is an empty word in a place where freedom is as alien to the populace as moon rocks.
The United States does not have a "democratic" government. We are a Constitutional Republic--a government balanced with a bicameral legislature, checks and balances between the different areas of government--executive, legislative, and judicial, and guaranteed freedoms of expression, the press, and religion.
Lots of tin-pot dictators, from Yassir Arafat to Castro to Ahmadinejad, all claim they are "democratically elected." But this means nothing in a place where there is only one candidate, no freedom of expression, the press is government controlled, and there are no secret ballots.
Before we all jump on the "democracy for Egypt" bandwagon, let us be absolutely clear about what that democracy would represent.