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Time to Shut the Spigot on Egypt
By Danielle Pletka
January 31, 2011, 9:49 am
Luckily for most members, a foreign policy crisis puts the White House in the spotlight, and the Hill can manage by press release. But that won’t last forever. And there are some lessons in what has happened in Egypt for our nation’s legislators:
• Rubber-stamping billion dollar aid programs year in and year out is irresponsible (yes, this also means Israel aid).
• Aid should be connected not only to our foreign policy priorities but also to our values; in Egypt, the disconnect was clear. Ditto Jordan. Ditto Lebanon. (I could go on.)
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