Yes, the U.S. should cut off its financial aid to Egypt

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  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 5:52 a.m.

    Three ideas stand out in my mind from this article

    First. 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?

  • wrz Pheonix, AZ
    Aug. 18, 2013 5:28 p.m.

    "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.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Aug. 18, 2013 9:12 a.m.

    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.

  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    Aug. 18, 2013 7:46 a.m.

    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.

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    Aug. 18, 2013 6:55 a.m.

    Let us just eliminate our armed forces and military aid to anyone. That will fix them.