The Obama administration is unsurprising supporting Hosni Mubarak. The US position is that decisions such as relations with Israel must be kept outside of democratic control until the US believes Egypt's population would make decisions on these issues that it would approve.
The United States very openly now, opposes democratic control of foreign policy, or policy that is important to Israel, in its colonies of Egypt, as well as Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE. To supposedly support democracy as long as it does not extend to subjects chosen by an outside power is to oppose democracy.
Let us be clear today. The United States opposes democracy in the Middle East.
But here is a fuller quotation from Biden on Mubarak:
JIM LEHRER: The word -- the word to describe the leadership of Mubarak and Egypt and also in Tunisia before was dictator. Should Mubarak be seen as a dictator?
JOE BIDEN: Look, Mubarak has been an ally of ours in a number of things and he's been very responsible on, relative to geopolitical interests in the region: Middle East peace efforts, the actions Egypt has taken relative to normalizing the relationship with Israel.
And I think that it would be -- I would not refer to him as a dictator.