What is America getting out of aid to Egypt?
Should we rethink our strategy?
- Duration 3:20
- Date Mar 7, 2013
Should we rethink our strategy?
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Harlow and evidence pyramid scheme now senator Marco Rubio is blasting to hand over 250 billion dollars were giving -- sank.
We don't provide foreign assistance only out of the goodness of our -- we do so because it furthers our national interest and off slow to McFarland.
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-- I think is absolutely right in a foreign.
Eight as fast and gift we give people who want something an exchange or are we getting anything from Egypt when -- -- Henry Kissinger negotiated those first.
Israeli Egyptian agreements ceasefire and peace agreements we got -- for the money we gave up.
We got forty years of peace now what are we got we got a Muslim Brotherhood president who is taking dictatorial powers for himself.
Not having democratic widespread democracy not guaranteeing the rights of minorities in Christian groups making nice to our.
Adversary the Iranians and talking about a very different Middle -- -- even talking about we're going to reconsider that peace agreement that we have with this very.
-- you -- of that we got forty years of -- -- -- right I know but but we also got a guys still look -- money and natives of one of the richest people on the planet with it and I'm just wondering.
-- I know sometimes the end can justify the financial means but.
-- look at it out and saying you know.
This nonsense is just paying off to get.
Mean that you -- bio way to peace will buy friendship for people who intrinsically might not even like us anyway.
And end up propping up a government that might be rebelled and taken over by the people anyway now that we just shouldn't be -- and capital.
Well I think that -- that you're absolutely right that bad that the predecessor Mohamed -- apart was the dictator.
He was a pro American dictator he kept the PC helped us with things like al-Qaeda.
But maybe he had to go but by pushing him out at the way the administration -- with no real plan of what comes next.
What if you've gotten.
Okay Mubarak for tutelage of the GA and 8% the year before they got -- -- that's pretty right let's GNP growth in Egypt right now it's flat line -- dictator but it was -- -- property when he actually was able to have a growing economy.
What you're saying now with this new government that's that a lot of people protest and we.
We could be repeating some of the worst of the also blows where we're -- job giving money to a group of people oral ready rebelling again.
It egyptians feel that we're a very -- the -- is very heavily invested in this Muslim Brotherhood leader so what is the Muslim Brotherhood leader given to Egypt.
Well their economy is in shambles they've got -- import all of their week that the majority of their way to the world's largest importer of wheat they don't have foreign currency reserves.
To pay for that -- maybe even had a play that was spoken with and her bed on the wrong horse.
What are we did in the middle of their fight.
You know I'm an -- I really believe in four days but I I believe in buying friends because it's you prevent killing and they -- this I understand to -- right now turns out there they're not.
Right so we don't we don't don't be well why are we -- picking the winners and losers in these situations whether.
You know what to dictator leaves as a three act play first fact everybody is united in -- country -- the -- second act.
They gotta do -- -- -- -- fight with each other and we don't belong in the middle of that fine.
I don't know what -- going to be something which you -- the effort locals say take -- here -- -- it clearly is an -- -- have -- thank you in the meantime.