Exhausted Egyptians rest on Tahrir Square after days of protests on 30 Jan 2011. Image by Getty Images via @daylife
From Denny: The Egyptian people continue their hard struggle toward a free and open democracy. The protesters have this much time and effort invested in pushing out a corrupt leader they might as well go the distance and finish the job.
Have you ever noticed when a world event like this takes place that the surrounding observer nations all view the event from their own prism of concerns, wants and needs? Everyone is looking at this Egypt Revolt as "What's in it for me?" instead of the more compassionate and wise approach of "What is best for the Egyptian people?"
World leaders and Big Business place their concerns as to how much oil is going to cost us. Journalists worry about whether their freedom of speech is hampered. Political analysts speak with one voice, wailing and crying loudly, "Oh, Egypt is going to the dogs! Terrorists, the Muslim Brotherhood, will gain control of the government and the world!"
The Think Tank people worry about Egyptian foreign policy and how to angle it to America's advantage. Religious extremists try to gain control so they can be the ones running the dictatorship and stashing billions of American dollars away in Swiss bank accounts just like Mubarek did.
Other Islamic leaders in the Middle East are sweating bullets of fear, terrified they will be put out of power too, just like the Tunisian leader got chased off. Meanwhile, Mubarek stalls for time as he moves his stolen money into accounts around the world other governments and the protesters cannot discover.
Over almost 30 years, American taxpayers have given their hard-earned money to Mubarek to the tune of at least $60 billion. It's an obscenity. There are plenty of school children right here in America, millions of them, who could use updated textbooks and a college education. Instead, American presidents, to the tune of five of them now, have wasted our money by allowing dictators to pocket it. The least our presidents could have done is see to it those billions of dollars went to alleviating poverty in Egypt.
Americans would have felt at least the money went to the good of the people instead of getting wasted on excessive indulgences of the Mubarek family who are all billionaires. I want my money returned to America Put me on the board of foreign aid and I'll see to it that it is spend appropriately and wisely. Isn't it time we American voters quit allowing uncaring people to run our government, whichever political party?
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