“…During a trip through Colorado in December of last year, President Obama spoke of his intention to implement his economic policies with or without the approval of Congress. Said Obama, ‘And where Congress is not willing to act, we’re going to go ahead and do it ourselves.’… It now appears that such a mindset applies not only to economic matters but to the distribution of foreign aid as well–in particular, foreign military aid for the Muslim Brotherhood, who now hold the reigns in Egypt…”
Hawkins tells us that Congress “has restricted and, in fact, halted military aid to Egypt until and “unless the State Department certifies that Egypt is making progress on basic freedoms and human rights.”
Apparently that’s not enough to stop Obama.
The Washington Post’s William Wan said:
“Under the plan, which could be announced as early as next week and was first reported Friday by the New York Times, Egypt would not receive the full $1.5 billion all at once, as has been the practice for decades. The administration would instead dole out the funds in smaller portions to preserve leverage over Egyptian authorities, officials said. The plan would also allow for the continuation of U.S. defense contracts that provide American jobs.”
Question: Did U.S. negotiators secure the release of the pro-democracy workers from the U.S. with a promise to resume the aid?
If so, the money would seem to have been coerced, and now that money seems destined to a hostile government, inspite of sanctions imposed by Congress.
So much for Constitutional checks and balances. Once again the Obama Administration has bypassed Congress, rendering it irrelevant. Is this the affirmation of a full-blown Obama dictatorship?