Here’s the rub….or at least one rub out of many….the money we send to the egyptian military is used to buy military hardware from american firms…the money we send for food aid is used to buy american wheat. It is, in other words, a glorified and covert economic stimulus plan. It would probably be disastrous to our already shaky economy if we cut off that aid in protest. it is, nevertheless, what we must do.
It is essential that any cutoff be coupled with some alternate stimulus plan…(ie infrastructure, Education or Alternative Energy ….even Art) Given the mood of the present congress, and given President Obama’s constant caving to Republican demands, this seems highly unlikely. We may be in for a fall.