Mr. Jacob, Sir! I beg to disagree. The many billions of American tax payers' money went - of course - to Mubarak's accounts, but also to a large extent to the Egyptian military and was a part of the deal struck by whatshisface from Plains - the Peace Agreement betwen Israel and Egypt. The role of the Army in Egypt in the years to come still remains to be seen, but please note that the Islamists also attacked military installations. Is Egypt an ally of the US? The answer is "We dunno". Time will show. It can always get uglier. Wouldn't be the first time.