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Sen. John McCain scolded some conservative Republicans for trying to strip foreign aid from Egypt and Libya after attacks on diplomatic facilities in those countries left a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead.
“Of course I think it would be incredibly foolish,” McCain, an Arizona Republican and leading defense hawk, told reporters Thursday as he left a closed-door Senate Intelligence Committee briefing about Tuesday’s attacks that was attended by CIA Director David Petraeus.
“Only someone who doesn’t understand anything about that part of the world would suggest such idiocy,” he said.
Originally posted by sonnny1
reply to post by neo96
Doesn't average daily Americans need aid?
When will Americans get a bailout?
Why cant we take care of America first?
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
I see what this post is about now, crucify Obama, no dissenting opinions allowed, no posting of historical context. Just go along with Neo's opinion and everything will go fine.
I find it amusing that when the GOP gave aid to Egypt, in far greater amounts, it was all fine and dandy, no complaints from you there. Obama? OMG he is the antichrist and how dare he send aid to Egypt, even as the country under goes a revolution and change of government. We'll just pull up stakes and withdraw into our isolationist turtle shells, at least until the GOP are back in charge and foreign aid is once again promoted by the same war hawks in the GOP now complaining about it.
Good luck with your myopic rant. Apologies for trying to interject some context into the discussion.edit on 29-9-2012 by Blackmarketeer because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by Blackmarketeer
This thread aint about Bush either damn.
For crying out loud this is about ending foreign aid maybe some people need to stop whining about Bush for once.
Guess that really is too much to ask
Originally posted by BiffTurkenton
US aid to Egypt is nothing new. The Republicans in Congress are only making this an issue because it's an election year. Back when they were in charge they gave a LOT more to Egypt. I would suggest that it was the AIPAC faction in Congress that are making the biggest stink about this, as they have been hyping up FUD over the "Muslim Brotherhood" ever since the Arab Spring. Mubarak was their boy, bought and paid for with all that former aid money. Must be feeling gypped with him getting booted and now they got to start over from scratch. Too bad.
Originally posted by TFCJay
Maybe Egypt should start selling off some ancient artifacts for quick cash.
The US has better things to spend their money on.
Originally posted by Oldnslo
Was the killing of our ambassador a stab in the back of Hill and Obama? They both lied about it for more than a week so to me there must be much more to this "story".
Originally posted by Tardacus
It`s not really up to the president though is it?
I thought only congress had the authority to raise money and decide what to spend it on.
people make a big deal about presidential elections but we hardly ever hear a peep about congressional elections. Those are the guys that have the real power, they make the laws, they decide how much taxes we pay, they decide what to spend our tax money on.