What is your response to this article about Egypt and the protests there?
My response is that this is a very sad thing and that it shows just how hard it is to get rid of a dictatorship and bring in democracy.
To some extent, the military is holding on in Egypt because they are afraid of the will of the people. They know that it will bring about major change. Some of this change might even be bad. But democracy always carries with it the danger that the people will make bad decisions.
Moving towards democracy is always hard because there will be people who had power and do not want to give it up and because there will be people who fear that the electorate will make bad decisions if allowed to pick their rulers.