Nearly 16 months after first pledging to help Egypt’s failing economy, the Obama administration is nearing an agreement with the country’s new government to relieve $1 billion of its debt as part of an American and international assistance package intended to bolster its transition to democracy, administration officials said.
Apparently, the Obama Administration can’t tell the difference between a terrorist organization (which the Muslim Brotherhood is) and Republicans.
“They sound like Republicans half the time,” one administration official said, referring to leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, which was long banned from office under the former president, Hosni Mubarak, a close American ally.
Think we need American companies to build factories here in America? The Obama Administration wants them in Egypt.
Hoping to capitalize on what they see as a ripening investment climate, the State Department and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will take executives from nearly 50 American companies, like Caterpillar and Xerox, to Cairo beginning Saturday as part of one of the largest trade delegations ever. The officials and executives will urge the government to make changes in taxation, bankruptcy and labor laws to improve the investment climate.
The Obama Administration still thinks the problem with terrorism is that Egyptians hate America.
“It’s important for the U.S. to give Egypt a reason to look to the West, as well as the East,” said Lionel Johnson, the chamber’s vice president for the Middle East and North Africa.
Reality is that, no matter what country they are in, Islamists hate everyone but Islamists.
Related posts around the blogosphere:
Weasel Zippers reminds us that Republicans don’t kill Jews.
Robert Spencer reminds us that “money can’t buy loyalty when it comes to Islamic supremacists.”
Pamela Geller reminds us about the Islamist war on women.