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WSJ/CBS News - Ron Paul on Egypt: ‘People Don’t Like Us Propping Up Puppet Dictators’

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.”

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The high point in the U.S.-Egypt relationship, at least from Washington’s perspective, over these years was 1990-91, when Egypt dispatched 35,000 troops to participate in Gulf War I. The actual military contribution of those forces was negligible, but Egypt’s participation was invaluable politically to the U.S.-led coalition that President George H.W. Bush had formed to force Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait. Egypt’s participation provided a pan-Arab blessing for the operation.

In return, the U.S. got Egypt’s creditors to forgive half of the country’s considerable external debt, helping to set the stage for Egypt’s economic development over the next decade.


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He is, as usual, right about not only Egypt but many other countries. We install these dictators and soon they turn out bad and a popular revolution kicks them out and someone who really hates us takes over. We have to stop doing this.

If it's not broke, break it............The new liberal agenda.

My two pennies worth...

o 11:00 pm February 11, 2011
o Sleuth51 wrote:

I can’t believe some people here think that it’s OK for the government to borrow billions from the Chinese to give to other nations. If you want to help the poor people in faraway places don’t let me stop you, but don’t pick my pocket while you are at it. They just don’t understand what it means to strain under $14 trillion of debt and heading towards $19 trillion in hurry. Unbelievable. I guess we have government education to thank for this kind of thinking. Ron Paul rocks! The only honest man in Washington… well, Ron and his son Rand, make it two honest men.

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I read your comment there sleuth51.

Good comment.

The others ones posted are at this time all very positive. Either there are many Ron Paul supporters who read the WSJ, or many RP supporters are always Googling Ron Paul. I think the latter is true.

Hire trolls to attack the wave.

Or have them wait and work normal traffic.

It take millions to run a major campaign, just to buy operatives.

We're operating for liberty, so working for Dr. Paul is in our interest with or without pay.

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The facts speak for themselves, and the obvious truth was revealed today by Ron Paul and your very correctly worded headline. Mubarak was a dictator, not a president. He had no vice president for 30 years and only appointed one for the first time two weeks ago. He took orders from us, his puppet-masters. Our foreign aid program is a joke, and we function more like an imperial empire than a friend to all people.

Thank you Ron Paul for speaking the truth, and thank you WSJ for printing it.

I was getting

ready for an appointment this afternoon, and I had Fox News on as I was getting dressed.

They had some reporter in Tahir (sp) Square, after the announcement had been made.

The reporter looked like he was in a mosh pit of protesters.

He asked one of the protesters what they thought of America.

One guy said, "We love Americans. They are people just like us. We hate the American system"

I hope that is the view the rest of the world holds.

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Me, too Jefferson. Our being dumbed down for the last ....

twenty years also won't help endear ourselves to the rest of the world. The Germans, Italians, Chinese, and Russians are all great people. The system that they operated under either now or that was in the past is the same system that we are up against and wanting to change.

We need some big peace protests, IMO.

Morpheus: The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy.