James A. Robinson and Daron Acemoglu suggest rechanneling foreign aid to Egypt away from “feeding the army” on their CNN article “What We Owe Egypt”. Excerpt below:
"The least we owe to the Egyptian people is to stop supporting their repression. That does not mean cutting foreign aid. On the contrary, though foreign aid will not by itself transform Egypt’s society or economy, and though some of it will inevitably be wasted and fall into the wrong hands, it can still do some good. More important, the US and the international community can work to ensure that the bulk of the funds go not to the military and to business-as-usual politicians, but to grassroots causes and groups."