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Denied: Congress Cuts Off Kerry From Giving Egypt More Foreign Aid

Ress Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 11:38 AM
The United States, of course, ceased to be a great power 60 years ago. We have been paying for the necessary military strength, but the political will has been gone. So we get the worst of both worlds: The expense of strength and the penalties of weakness.

Funding less-than-friendly foreign governments is probably the last thing the “Brokest Nation in History” should be doing with its taxpayer dollars. Nonetheless, before Congress stopped him, our illustrious secretary of state went rogue and offered Egypt hundreds of millions of dollars more in foreign aid than he was legally authorized to deliver. Fortunately, that idea was quickly nipped in the bud:

Secretary of State John Kerry had hoped to offer considerably more aid to Egypt than the $250 million he announced during his trip to Cairo but was blocked by Congress, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce...