America Should Stay Out of Egypt

US Military Aid to Egypt Suspended

Carlo Munoz, The Hill

Obama is indefinitely suspending millions in military hardware and aid to Egypt, in the wake of the interim government's violent crackdown on opponents of the current regime. Economic assistance will continue. 

Exiting the Obama Administration's Bloody Egypt Mess

Continuing civil disorder and violence are almost certain.  Terrorism may follow.  Islamists fought a similar campaign against the Mubarak dictatorship two decades ago. Washington’s best policy is to support neither side and leave resolution of this tragic conflict to the Egyptian people.

How Many Are Willing to Die?

Patrick Buchanan, Creator.com

Millions of Muslims are willing to die to keep American values out of their societies. How many Americans are willing to fight and die over there to force them on Arab peoples?

No Turning Back in Egypt

Patrick Buchanan, WND

Even some of the Twitter-Facebook liberals of Tahrir Square are coming to see Egypt as it is. It's us or them.

America Should Stay Out of Egyptian Bloodbath

As Senator Rand Paul noted in an op-ed for CNN, by “constantly intervening in these troubled parts of the world is that there are often no clear good guys or bad guys. Today's ally can quickly become tomorrow's enemy." McCain, Graham and Obama should keep America out of Egypt and let Egyptians decide where their future lies.

McCain and Graham Give Big Hug to the Jihadis of the Muslim Brotherhood

As Newt Gingrich said, “The level of self-deception necessary to misunderstand the Muslim Brotherhood verges on a psychosis.” McCain and Graham are doing neither America nor Egypt a favor by giving a big group hug to the Muslim Brotherhood.

A Foreign Policy for Hypocrites: Washington Should Just Shut Up

The great foreign policy illusion in Washington is that the U.S. government controls international events.  Will U.S. officials never learn? The answer apparently is no.  Just look at Egypt, where American policy combines equal parts hypocrisy and futility. Yet, the administration proclaims that it must continue to hand $1.55 billion annually to the generals in Cairo to preserve its influence.

Pentagon Delays Fighter Jets to Egypt

Associated Press Staff

The Pentagon is delaying delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Egypt. Will it suspend other aid too?

Cut Cairo’s Dole: It Hurts America and Egypt

Cato's Doug Bandow makes the case that no one in Egypt seems to be listening to Washington today. Egypt’s military is shooting demonstrators, setting political schedules, appointing civilians friendly to the military, and planning to rewrite the constitution. The Obama administration’s decision to ignore American law by continuing U.S. assistance, despite the military coup, is making the situation in Egypt worse.

House GOP Bill Cuts Foreign, UN Aid

Eric Wasson, The Hill

The bill bans funding for the UN Arms Trade Treaty, which is opposed by the NRA, and limits aid to Egypt. 

Should Egypt Adopt U.S. Constitution?

Ed Krayewski, Reason.com

Some Libertarians believe our Constitution should be a model for Egypt. Would it really work?

America: The Democracy Hypocrites

Patrick J. Buchanan, Antiwar.com

“Whether or not our interests have been advanced, our ideals seem to have been wounded.”

RPaul Slams US Support of Egypt

Tom Toupousis, Newsmax

Paul blasts NeoCons for backing military junta in Egypt with U.S. taxpayer funds.

Senator Paul: Egypt Shows Folly Of U.S. Intervention Abroad

As Senator Rand Paul noted, the problem “with constantly intervening in these troubled parts of the world is that there are often no clear good guys or bad guys. Today's ally can quickly become tomorrow's enemy. This should be a paramount and obvious concern, but in Washington it is almost always treated as an afterthought.” Obama, neo-cons in Congress, the 40 U.S. military personnel we just sent to Egypt as “peacekeepers,” and the average American taxpayer, must now face the reality that, despite the trillions invested, our American government has done a lousy job of picking winners and losers in foreign political contests.

Why Democracy Works In America, Not In Egypt

The American Revolution was not about creating a new kind of government. It was about defending a tradition of local government that had been in place in America for 156 years, since the signing of the Mayflower Compact — a tradition that included regular elections, the secret ballot, rule of law, and an understanding that the purpose of government is to secure our God-given rights to “life, liberty, and property.” There is no such tradition in Egypt.