Steve Sack cartoon: Egypt mess

  • Article by: Steve Sack
  • Updated: July 15, 2013 - 12:17 PM
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comment229Jul. 15, 13 4:32 AM

Spot on.... but not just in Egypt!

jeanm436Jul. 15, 13 5:01 AM

We borrow money from our grandchildren to send aid to other countries (who don't appreciate us anyway). Maybe we should rethink this.

K-LinoJul. 15, 1312:59 PM

To JeanM436. No we don't. The condition for sending this money to Egypt is that the Egyptian government must purchase goods in the USA, nowhere else. So, it keeps your fellow citizens in the USA employed.

zekefaxJul. 15, 13 3:46 PM

Cartoon is very true and has been true thoughout the years with other countries that are our "friends". Maybe the thought has been that even a little bit of our presence will someday produce benefits for us. Unfortunately the pendulum swings both ways. Our support of the Shah of Iran who was not the greatest of leaders helped to turn the Iranians against the US leaving us in the situation we have with Iran. Saudi Arabia has been a friend to us in the middle east however most of the 9-11 hijackers came from yep, Saudi Arabia. One could consider applying this thinking to everything that the country uses money for. Subsidies for companies that seem to bend over backwards to screw us. This cartoon in a way shows us how messed up the world is and we need to put much more thought into who we help and how.

scubadoo68Jul. 15, 13 3:52 PM

K-Lino: I'd be fine with the US investing the money here and let the Egyptians 'choose' who they purchase from.

K-LinoJul. 15, 13 4:54 PM

To scubadoo68. Good idea, but do you really think congress would be able to spend it wisely?

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