Friday, July 28, 2006
Money won't buy peace? BULL!
"The time for external adventures is over." Thus says Egyptian leader Mubarrak, when asked if Egypt would intervene militarily on behalf of the Lebanese people.
There are people who say you can't buy peace with money, that my proposal that the setting up of a prosperous Palestine and Lebanon, not bombs, are the solution to dealing with Hamas and Hizbullah, is dangerously naive. But money for peace is a recipe that has worked for over 20 years with Egypt. Egypt is our second-largest recipient of military and economic assistance (after Israel), and is not going to do anything to jeopardize that money. Now, with almost unbelievable pressure upon his government by a very upset population, Mubarrak *still* is not going to send Egyptian forces into battle. Why? Because we're paying him to keep his army home.
So the next time I hear from some right wingnut, "you can't buy peace with dollar bills!", I'm going to tell him, "Bull!" and point right at Egypt. Because Egypt is perfect proof that you can.
-BadTux the "Follow the money!" Penguin
Posted by: BadTux / 7/28/2006 02:39:00 PM
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