I'm encouraged by the diligent protests in Egypt. The protesters aren't falling for weak promises. However, I would like to hear a concerted call among protesters for property rights, free speech, freedom of religion, etc, because unless the Egyptian people can demand a Constitution that limits the power of someone like Morsi, all rulers will grab power. David Ignatius was on a program this morning blaming the problems on Morsi the individual, as if someone else from the Muslim Brotherhood might have done things differently.
When centuries of despotism have characterized the politics of a region, and when politics have been religionized by tyrants who've perverted the religion to give the elite few complete control over religious adherents, then it takes more than protesting in the streets over one individual. The system has to be completely reformed, or it will be one tyrant after another, and if Morsi can get the military to back him, the persistent protests will be squashed -- and according to their Constitution, the military reaction will be warranted.