No, really. You read that right.
The latest Islamic Republic has the attention of the Obama administration. In this era of budget deficits and economic hardship… the Obama administration is intent on ACCELERATING aid to Egypt. That’s right, the same Egypt that just elected a parliament that was 75% Islamist.
A parliament that is about to create the latest Islamist constitution.
And, Obama wants to ACCELERATE aid to Egypt?
No. No, that must be a misprint. Let me check that again…
No, they really said that.
Is there any doubt anymore that this president needs to be demoted to… oh, say… janitor?
I’d even let him keep his inflated salary. Really. It’s not about the money.
Please, would someone throw this man out of office?
By REUTERS 01/25/2012
US State Department official says Washington to provide “more immediate benefits” to Egyptians after elections.
DAVOS, Switzerland – US President Barack Obama plans to accelerate the pace of American aid to Egypt, a top State Department official said on Wednesday, as the most populous Arab nation reaches a critical stage in its uncertain transition away from autocratic rule.
Undersecretary of State Robert Hormats, part of a US delegation that held unprecedented talks last week with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, said Washington wanted to provide “more immediate benefits” to Egyptians, who earlier this month conducted their first democratic elections in decades.
“During this period, we want to be as supportive as we can. This is an historic moment. Egypt’s a country of enormous importance,” Hormats said.
Under the plan, some non-urgent US aid slated for other countries – he did not name them – would be redirected to Egypt. And funding in the pipeline for long-term programs in Egypt would be shifted to quick-impact projects, he said.
Hormats, speaking to Reuters on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum, emphasized that the White House had not made any final decisions, and that he was providing Washington’s “broad thinking” on the subject.
It was unclear whether the total amount of US aid to Egypt would be increased. “Whether it’s an increase or whether it’s reprioritizing existing assistance, we’re still working this out,” Hormats said.