Anybody who thinks that something good will come of events in Egypt is not thinking clearly. Perhaps they cannot think.
Mubarak, whether he comes or goes, is identified with everything that Egyptians hate.
Not because he caused it, or is even in any way responsible for it, but because they cannot conceive of having personal responsibility themselves for their miserable conditions.
For most people in the Middle East, it's someone else's fault.
And if Mubarak displeases them, it naturally follows that he's an Israeli agent.
EGYPTIAN PROTESTERS PROMISE TO DESTROY ISRAEL
"Who support Hosni Mubarak? Who support Hosni Mubarak? Da United States Government, da British government, and German cou..... government, and Freeeeeench government....... da pipple, if dey go free, dey gonna destroy Israel! Da country who control da Irak state, is Israel!"
And once they've gotten rid of Mubarak, all their problems will be solved! Life will be good!
Precisely like Dick Becker of International ANSWER, like Medea Benjamin of Codepink, and like every single half-wit between here and the Caucasus mountains, the Egyptian man in the street willingly believes conspiracy theories and simplistic feel-good explanations.
Such people will never manage to engineer a free and open society.
We have far too many like them in the United States and Europe.
The Middle East, with one notable exception, is filled with such people.