Published: Sunday, Aug. 18 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
Let us just eliminate our armed forces and military aid to anyone. That will fix
I agree. Israel has reneged on lots of agreements such as they would only use
the weapons we give them for defensive purposes. When they use Apache
helicopters to fire into houses as they did several years ago in Jenin they are
violating their agreement.As it is now, when Israel oppresses
Palestinians, the US's name is all over everything.
Congress has been usurped by the President and no longer has any constitutional
power! President Obama makes his own laws now as in the scuttling of the welfare
reform act, NSA, the drug laws and of course Obamacare changes.
"Yes, the U.S. should cut off its financial aid to Egypt"Agreed. Because we don't have any money to give Egypt... or anyone else.
We're $17 trillion in debt, and we have to borrow from China. If Egypt
needs funding let them go to China and get it... or to Saudi Arabia where all
our money spent for oil ends up.
Three ideas stand out in my mind from this articleFirst. Where are
all the anti welfare crusaders when it comes to "Corporate Welfare" to
the defense industries? Where are all the fiscal conservaives when it comes to
borrowing money to give it way in the middle east? They are silent.Second. We need to have dialogue about our positions in the middle east with
out name calling. Many feel that our position is one sided. A more even handed
approach might be necessary.Thirdly. I feel that the Israeli lobby
is exercising far to much power in regard to our foreign policy. Someone once
said that "The US Congress is Israeli occupied terrority." At times
what is good for Israel is not necessarily good for America. It seems to me our
Congressional representatives rarely cross AIPAC positions. Why are they
frightened of AIPAC's power?
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