I wrote an op-ed for The Orange County Register in which I argue that the Obama administration should cancel foreign aid to Egypt immediately.
Last week, Egyptian security forces removed supporters of recently deposed President Mohamed Morsi from protest camps that had been built after last month's military coup. In the resulting violence nearly 1,000 people have been killed and thousands more have been wounded. Egypt's military-backed interim government is receiving widespread condemnation for the deadly clashes, including a rebuke from President Barack Obama.
Speaking from Martha's Vineyard last week, the president announced that a scheduled joint-military exercise with Egypt was being canceled. “While we want to sustain our relationship with Egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back,” President Obama said.
Read the complete op-ed here (behind a paywall).
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