5. See? Foment a civil war or the appearance of a civil war, get Americans' hard-earned taxes.
After tens of thousands dead, in pours the money. Fuck that. We're "under no illusion," sayeth Obama? We are if we're to believe that we can't afford what we want to afford -- domestic spending included. Why shouldn't the EU itself "take a more active role in ending the bloodshed." We already subsidize their allegedly enlightened economies, so let them spend some of their military/war savings toward brokering peace in the ME.
I'm tired of these aid announcements. I'm not selfish by a long shot, but at some point, aiding 'rebel resistance' against entrenched rulers seems a little hypocritical, considering how brutal our own government was around the country toward peaceful protesters over the last two years.