President Obama’s support for instability in the Middle East is insane. His willingness to weaken our ability to defend our own embassy in Egypt is even worse. His cover-up of the attacks in Egypt and Libya are infuriating. His negotiations with Egypt to release terrorist Omar Abdel-Rahman is treacherous. And now, Obama is rewarding Egypt for attacking our embassy by giving them $450 million, just two weeks after they attacked us. That is traitorous.
The Obama Administration told Congress on Friday that they would be giving $450 million to the country that is fraught with anti-American attitudes and is at risk of destabilizing (think: Iran circa 1979).
Almost immediately, the cash infusion was met with resistance by lawmakers that see the glaring insanity of giving money to a country who, by both Obama’s and Morsi’s own admissions, are not our ally.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has been complicit in every one of Obama’s foreign policy catastrophes, stated on Friday,
“The recent riots and protests throughout the region have brought the challenge of transition into sharp relief. Extremists are clearly determined to hijack these wars and revolutions to further their agendas and ideology, so our partnership must empower those who would see their nations emerge as true democracies.”
However, what Clinton doesn’t understand is that we are not funding an institutionally-stable government to repel the militant, rogue factions, the established government of Egypt is the militant, rogue faction! These radical Muslims in power are, undoubtedly, laughing their heads off because the only thing better than working against American interests is getting America to pay them to work against our interests.
While Obama and Clinton may have their head… elsewhere, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Kay Granger has stated that she will attempt to block the dispersal of funds as our relationship with Egypt is, at this moment, under strict scrutiny.
Furthermore, I just have to ask: aren’t we broke? Why are we shelling out money to Egypt when we are $16 trillion in debt here and suffering serious budgetary crises?
This move is just another misstep by a president that considers himself a citizen of the world more than an American. Fostering some mythical, noble “Arab spring” that existed as a means of defeating oppression may have made liberals feel warm and fuzzy for a moment, but now the realization is sinking in that we have pumped money into a rebellion to oust leaders that, at the very least, provided stability for the region and gave security to our oil interests. Now, we are in a situation where those noble rebels are attacking our embassy, and we are rewarding them for it. Has this world gone mad?
Here’s the message this sends: if this is the reward for attacking our sovereign territory, then what would I get if I threw a rock at my congressman’s office? If the attack on the Egyptian embassy earned them $450 million, surely me chucking a rock at my congressman’s office is worth a C-note, no?