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Ron Paul on Egypt: ‘People Don’t Like Us Propping Up Dictators’
By Scott L. Greenberg February 11, 2011, 8:31 PM ET
Rep. Ron Paul roused activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday with a conservative homily that bashed interventionism in Egypt, the Patriot Act and government spending. But the libertarian icon gave no indication that he’ll run again for president.
The Texas Republican had to push through sustained applause to deliver his broadside against the U.S. government’s decades-long support of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, criticizing the billions of dollars in U.S. aid to Egypt.
“The people don’t like us propping up their dictators,” Mr. Paul said. “No more than we would like it if a foreign country propped up a dictator in our country.”
“I’m still against foreign aid. For everybody,” he said. “Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of rich countries and giving it to the rich people of poor countries.”
Ron Paul Blasts U.S. for "Propping Up Puppet Dictator" in Egypt
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