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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:46 PM

US To OK Egypt Aid Despite Congressional Concerns

Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS

(03-22) 12:37 PDT WASHINGTON, (AP) --

A top Senate Democrat says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will use her waiver authority to release at least a portion of $1.5 billion in aid to Egypt.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, who wrote the section of the law imposing conditions on the aid, said he was disappointed in the decision, which he learned from the State Department on Thursday.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/03/22/national/w123753D34.DTL

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Muskypundit Mar 2012 #1
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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 04:27 PM

1. Im a little confused.

Didn't we only give aid to Egypt to keep our puppet in power?

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Response to Muskypundit (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 04:32 PM

2. No. We did it to prevent major destabilizing unrest no matter who is in power.

As always, international relations are a little more complicated than snide assumptions and banner headlines.

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