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President to give aid to Middle East, sanctions on Syria 
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Barack Obama to back Middle East democracy with billions in aid

Thoughts??

Does this really put us "at the forefront of the democracy movement"? Aren't we trillions in debt?? Where is this aid coming from? Is this, like so many other U.S. foreign policies regarding the Middle East, going to come back and bite us in the ass?? And why did the King of Jordan get so much money? They aren't even revolting in Jordan, last I heard (or are they?).

I mean, I'm glad we're not propping up and supporting dictators in that region of the world anymore. But I can't help but think there are ulterior motives going on here. It's still more interventionism. As the taxpayers are going to be the ones paying for it, I say we demand receipts and track all that money to make sure it actually goes towards building a better environment for the people who live there. Actually, if I had the choice I'd stop it all together.

Wouldn't the best way to promote democracy be to improve our own, and lead by example?


Fri May 20, 2011 2:24 pm
Post Re: President to give aid to Middle East, sanctions on Syria
Treading in the middle east to promote democracy could be like playing with fire especially where expectations are just plain wrong.

Opinion article


Mon May 23, 2011 11:02 am
Post Re: President to give aid to Middle East, sanctions on Syria
The idealist in me wants to say that we can be the guiding light of all these little backward countries and their quasi-medieval cultures.

The idealist in me is also, not coincidentally, the American in me.


Mon May 23, 2011 1:45 pm
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