Accountability isn’t a word that Obama Inc. is too excessively familiar with. Not when it comes to domestic policies. Or international policies.
The Muslim Brotherhood regime in Egypt was only supposed to receive US aid if the Secretary of State certifies that “the Egyptian government “is supporting the transition to civilian government, including holding free and fair elections, implementing policies to protect freedom of expression, association and religion, and due process of law.”
The Egyptian government is doing the exact opposite of that under the Muslim Brotherhood and the original Tahrir Square protesters say that it’s even worse than Mubarak. Despite that, not only is Obama Inc. not calling on Morsi to step down, the way it called on Mubarak to step down, but it’s actually giving military aid to a violent totalitarian anti-American regime.
Kerry was forced to admit as much.
Despite stating in a May 9 memo that “we are not satisfied with the extent of Egypt’s progress and are pressing for a more inclusive democratic process and the strengthening of key democratic institutions,” Kerry said the aid should go forward.
So with that concession in mind, what justification is there for the giveaway?
“A strong U.S. security partnership with Egypt, underpinned by FMF (Foreign Military Financing), maintains a channel to Egyptian military leadership, who are key opinion makers in the country,” Kerry wrote in the memo.
“A decision to waive restrictions on FMF to Egypt is necessary to uphold these interests as we encourage Egypt to continue its transition to democracy,” he continued.
So we’re now providing military aid to Egypt to undermine the Muslim Brotherhood government by supporting the military in the name of democracy.
Several members of Congress said this week that Egypt’s sentencing of American NGO workers, who were there to help Egypt build up its civil society and to promote democracy, flew in the face of that very law, meaning that Egypt should not get the money.
O what a tangled web we weave.