The Empire's leaders, knowing how unpopular many of their puppets are throughout the Empire, always have contingency plans ready for popular uprisings like this, that is, they always have other carefully groomed puppets available should the people demand change as they are now doing in Egypt. As usual Obama and Clinton are making noises about democracy and human rights, but their main concern is to manage the rebellion so that the outcome serves the Empire. So, you can forget about any significant change if it comes from the Empire, not from the people themselves.
...the documents showed that the activist had been approached by US diplomats and received extensive support for his pro-democracy campaign from officials in Washington. The embassy helped the campaigner attend a “summit” for youth activists in New York, which was organised by the US State Department.