Screw Democracy!… Obama Administration Will Give Muslim Brotherhood $1.5 Billion in US Aid
The Obama administration told Congress on
Thursday it will waive democracy requirements to release up to $1.5
billion in aid to Egypt despite concerns that the country is backsliding on commitments it made to democratic governance and rule of law.
U.5 officials and lawmakers said Secretary of State Hillary
Rodham Clinton has determined that it was in the U.S. national interest
to allow $1.3 billion in military assistance to flow. She also
certified that Egypt is meeting its obligations to the Israeli-Egyptian
peace treaty, which frees up an additional $200 million in economic aid,
A senior State Department official said the decisions “reflect our
overarching goal: to maintain our strategic partnership with an Egypt
made stronger and more stable by a successful transition to democracy.”
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because congressional
notifications are not complete. Clinton will sign the waiver on Friday,
the official said.
U.S. officials had said last week that Clinton was poised to grant
the waiver because she could not certify that Egypt was in full
compliance with the democracy requirements of law.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, who wrote the legislation imposing conditions on the aid, said he was “dissapointed” by the decision.
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