Friday, February 04, 2011

American values in Egypt

Timothy Egan, New York Times:

Egypt gets $1.3 billion a year in United States tax dollars to behave in a certain way. It’s an easy relationship when it’s all about tanks and fighter jets. But when pressed by its own people for a thimble of self-respect, the leadership sends out goon squads to crack the heads of journalists and everyday citizens practicing the most powerful of American values.

The most powerful of American values are no doubt communicated to everyday Egyptians when the weaponry used against them bears the label "Made in the USA."

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