Obama plans to help the Islamic supremacist takeover of whole countries with more than $800 million in economic aid, while maintaining U.S. military aid to Egypt.
It's as if FDR proposed hundreds of millions for the rise of the Third Reich. This is unfathomable. If there is no national outcry to the funding of our mortal enemies, then we must prepare ourselves for the long, brutal war that is in the offing. This is horrible. This is isn't statecraft -- this is suicidecraft.
Where are the condemnations by GOP presidential candidates? Where is the American love for freedom and individual rights?
(Reuters) - The White House announced plans on Monday to help "Arab Spring" countries swept by revolutions with more than $800 million in economic aid, while maintaining U.S. military aid to Egypt.
In his annual budget message to Congress, President Barack Obama asked that military aid to Egypt be kept at the level of recent years -- $1.3 billion -- despite a crisis triggered by an Egyptian probe targeting American democracy activists.
The proposals are part of Obama's budget request for fiscal year 2013, which begins October 1. His requests need the approval of Congress, where some lawmakers want to cut overseas spending to address U.S. budget shortfalls and are particularly angry at Egypt.
Obama proposed $51.6 billion in funding for the U.S. State Department and foreign aid overall, when $8.2 billion in assistance to war zones is included. The "core budget" for the category would increase by 1.6 percent, officials said.
Most of the economic aid for the Arab Spring countries -- $770 million -- would go to establish a new "Middle East and North Africa Incentive Fund," the president said in his budget plan.