McCain and Graham Flip-Flop on Aid to Egypt – After AIPAC Gives Them Their OrdersSubmitted by Veritas Aequitas on Sun, 08/18/2013 - 13:32
Why would Israel want $1.3 billion in annual US military aid to the Egyptian Army to continue when a civil war is unfolding just across their border? Because the whole idea is to play the factions off against each other - triggered by the US-owned Egyptian army - just as they have done in Libya and Syria.
Divide and Conquer.
'In early July, John McCain went on CBS’s Face the Nation saying that the U.S. should cut off aid to Egypt, which is a principled stand. McCain had good company: Libertarian Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham too. McCain and Graham made clear that this was a matter of principle. They wrote a long op-ed in calling for a cut-off of aid to Egypt in the Washington Post last month.
But then former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman said that he disagreed with McCain. And then AIPAC, the leading Israel lobby group, said in a letter that they opposed cutting off aid to Egypt.
Abracadabra. Just like that McCain and Graham completely changed their opinion and started spouting the AIPAC position. Both McCain and Graham even cited the letter from AIPAC opposing cutting off aid to Egypt in Senate debate. Just who runs Congress?? AIPAC or the American people?'
The question answers itself.