Isn’t the government supposed to represent the will of the people? A recent Gallup poll found 82% of Americans oppose giving Egypt aid, only 15% support it.
Via Egypt Independent:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reassured Egypt’s new Islamist president on Monday that the United States would forge ahead with plans to expand economic assistance despite anti-American protests that cast new shadows over US engagement with the region.
Clinton met Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy in New York, where both are attending this week’s UN General Assembly meeting, and reinforced the Obama administration’s continued commitment to provide both military and economic aid for Cairo, a senior State Department official said.
“What he heard from the secretary is that she is committed to following through on what she has said we will do,” the official said following the 45-minute meeting.
US officials said earlier this month they were close to a deal with Egypt’s new government for US$1 billion in debt relief to help Cairo shore up its ailing economy in the aftermath of its pro-democracy revolution, which ousted autocratic President Hosni Mubarak.