Americans were led to believe the U.S. political class was on the side of democracy in Egypt. Nope.

Read Glenn Greenwald on this subject by opening link:

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/10/02/feigned-american-support-egyptian-democracy-lasted-roughly-six-weeks/

A considered academic position which accords with Greenwald in its conclusions is that of Jason Brownlee, a leading scholar of Middle East politics at the University of Texas at Austin in his book: Democracy Prevention: The Politics of the U.S.-Egyptian Alliance. To view a summary of the book open link:

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/government/features/_features/Books-Brownlee.php