|15 July 2011 - Tahrir Square protests, Photo by Kahlil Hamr/AP|
The Social Poets: Egypt: Obama Blunders With $65 Million In Unwanted Democracy Grants: "From Denny: President Obama campaigned on how things would change in Washington. Well, he lied. Not much has changed, at least for the better.
The New Egypt
Fast forward to The Egypt Revolution and their transitional government getting its feet wet trying to create a new Egypt.
What does Obama do? He tries to do what America has always done: patronizingly decide what is good for someone else because we want to give it to you. Of course, foreign country gifts always come with a price tag, now don't they?
Now Obama seems to be equally emotionally tone deaf to their wishes for their own country. The latest move is to give out $65 million in 'democracy grants' to anyone who labels themselves a pro-democracy group."