Recent events in Egypt are making it very clear that deposed ruler Hosni Mubarak was not the main obstacle to democracy in that country. The Egyptian military is.
Our continued funding of this military regime must be called into question. To provide aid to these generals as they suppress democracy puts us on the wrong side of history.
Military leaders have carved out a position of power and privilege in Egyptian society that they are loath to concede.
Though it may take many years for Egyptians to realize the goals of their revolution, they will long remember who was on their side.