Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Pelosi: ‘We’ll see’ whether Egypt is ally
The Hill ^

Posted on 09/13/2012 5:07:01 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Pelosi: ‘We’ll see’ whether Egypt is ally By Mike Lillis - 09/13/12 06:49 PM ET

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) called Thursday for continued U.S. aid to Egypt but stopped short of labeling the Muslim nation an ally.

Some conservative lawmakers are pushing to halt aid to Egypt in the wake of this week's volatile protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. But Pelosi warned that a destabilized Egypt would lead to greater unrest in the region, threatening the national security of Israel and the United States alike.

"It is a force in the Middle East; it is a country with whom we must have a good relationship; it's important, again, for our national security interests, and part of our national security interests involve the security of Israel," Pelosi said.

"But even if Israel did not exist, the fact is that we really do have to help Egypt go forward," she added. "I don't know about the word 'ally' — we'll see — but the fact is that we have an interest in Egypt's success, and let's hope that we can do that as allies."

Egyptian protesters on Tuesday stormed the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and ripped down the American flag, which was flying at half-mast to honor the eleventh anniversary of 9/11. A separate attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens. By Thursday, the unrest had spread to Yemen.

The violence was apparently spawned by a crude, web-based video critical of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad that originated in the United States.

The unrest has thrust foreign affairs into the presidential contest, putting intense pressure on President Obama to manage the crisis even as GOP nominee Mitt Romney has hammered the administration's response.

"It's disgraceful that the Obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks," Romney said in a statement issued Tuesday night, before the news of Stevens' death was made public.

Pelosi called Romney's attacks on Obama "inappropriate," but focused more attention on the bipartisan outpouring of support for the victims' families.

"All members of Congress stand united in condemning this brazen attack," Pelosi said.

Some lawmakers have noted a sharp difference in the response of the Libyan and Egyptian governments, applauding Libya's cooperation while hammering Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi for his failure to condemn the attacks quickly.

"It is very troubling, quite frankly unacceptable, that the leader of a country that receives as much aid as Egypt receives from us would take so long to express any sort of outrage or condemnation on what’s occurred," Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Thursday.

Speaking from Brussels on Thursday, Morsi finally went after the protesters, condemning both the derogatory video and the violent reaction to it.

"I speak on behalf of the Egyptian people when I say defaming prophet Muhammad is unacceptable," Morsi said, adding that, "We strongly condemn and reject the killing of the American ambassador in Libya. The prophet taught us to respect all human life."

A number of House Republicans this week proposed to end U.S. aid to Libya and Egypt as part of the continuing resolution that passed the House Thursday.

Hours before that vote, Pelosi warned that such a defunding would further destabilize an already shaky Middle East.

"I believe that there has been a consensus that we cannot leave Egypt by the by," Pelosi said. "So if they're suggesting that we cut off assistance to Egypt … I don't agree with that.

"Its economic success is important to the stability of the country, and that's important to the stability of the region and … global peace," she said.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 911ii; egypt; foreignpolicy; pelosi
Is she sober?
1 posted on 09/13/2012 5:07:02 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Is she ever??


2 posted on 09/13/2012 5:08:58 PM PDT by MasonGal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Hillary can kiss away any hope or chance of being President of this country!!!!


3 posted on 09/13/2012 5:09:22 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

4 posted on 09/13/2012 5:09:31 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LibFreeUSA

Oh how I wish we could have “Question Time” like they do in the British Parliament.


5 posted on 09/13/2012 5:10:44 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

So, they are basically holding the ‘US TAXPAYERS’ hostage?????


6 posted on 09/13/2012 5:10:46 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

We have to send the money to Egypt, so we can see how they will use it.


7 posted on 09/13/2012 5:12:05 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Wealth = Net Worth ///// Income = Net Work)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

We have to send the money to Egypt and Libya, so we can see how they will use it.


8 posted on 09/13/2012 5:12:35 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Wealth = Net Worth ///// Income = Net Work)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
The unrest has thrust foreign affairs into the presidential contest, putting intense pressure on President Obama to manage the crisis even as GOP nominee Mitt Romney has hammered the administration's response.

0bama needs another apology tour is all.

9 posted on 09/13/2012 5:12:51 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Yep. Only 10 minutes of that and we would have the entire Administration submitting their resignations.


10 posted on 09/13/2012 5:13:37 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: stocksthatgoup

” We have to send the money to Egypt and Libya, so we can see how they will use it.”

THERE ISN’T A HELL HOT ENOUGH FOR THIS WOMAN.


11 posted on 09/13/2012 5:14:37 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

To all you freepers who were so thrilled that the Egyptians, Syrians, and Libyans were “fighting for democracy” -

have you figured it out yet?


12 posted on 09/13/2012 5:15:04 PM PDT by ladyjane
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Exactly and did she see the disgusting deaths of the Americans there?


13 posted on 09/13/2012 5:18:13 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

“We will have to give them a billion dollars first before we know if Egypt is an ally.” - Nanzi Pelozi


14 posted on 09/13/2012 5:19:11 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
Is she sober?

Could she even show a difference between drunk or sober?

15 posted on 09/13/2012 5:20:03 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LibFreeUSA
I noticed that Hillary was by Obama's side on one telecast.....very unusual....in fact....can't recall it ever happening.

Every year around 9-11, we listen for chatter....This should have never happened.

Someone said the Marines were not guarding the embassy but that it wouldn't have mattered because the attackers numbered 400.

Apparently they don't know anything about our marines.

16 posted on 09/13/2012 5:20:18 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: TigersEye

Facepalm.....


17 posted on 09/13/2012 5:20:48 PM PDT by Voter62vb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Voter62vb

Nanzi Pelozi did a facepalm and found her ass with both hands.


18 posted on 09/13/2012 5:23:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau

From Breitbart

the consulate where Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed was an “interim facility” with zero Marines. None. Instead, it was staffed by Libyan security officers, who according to CBS News, told Ambassador Stevens to hide in a second building, then promptly directed the Islamist mob to him. He was murdered and dragged through the streets.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/09/12/Clinton-responsible-for-security-failures-apologies


19 posted on 09/13/2012 5:23:44 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
with an ally like a Muslim country, who needs enemies....
20 posted on 09/13/2012 5:28:35 PM PDT by B212
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LibFreeUSA

I was thinking the very same thing today.


21 posted on 09/13/2012 5:30:41 PM PDT by ncpatriot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ladyjane
Yes Ladyjane. We are witnessing the USA proudly giving resources to finally annihilate Israel. Democrats are spewing their rubbish to the folks that Obama will pay their mortgages.
22 posted on 09/13/2012 5:34:07 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism, in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
>>> Pelosi: "‘We’ll see’ whether Egypt is ally."<<<

Is that kinda like "We'll have to pass it to see what's in it."?

23 posted on 09/13/2012 5:38:27 PM PDT by jmax (Full mag inserted, round in chamber, hammer is back...safety is OFF.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: listenhillary
"he was murdered and dragged through the streets."

Soooo...what Obomba and Hillary said about the Libyans taking him to the hospital wasn't true, eh?

24 posted on 09/13/2012 5:49:16 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
"We'll see whether Pelosi has a brain..."
25 posted on 09/13/2012 5:50:32 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

We pay terroist to be nice to us, while they dictate or free speech laws? WOW...


26 posted on 09/13/2012 5:55:07 PM PDT by just me (NObama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

If nothing else, at least she is out of the line of succession.


27 posted on 09/13/2012 5:56:53 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: just me

our free speech


28 posted on 09/13/2012 5:57:04 PM PDT by just me (NObama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
Perhaps for breaking the treaty with Israel, perhaps for taking part in an upcoming attack on Israel, Egypt will become uninhabitable for 40 years and never be a power to bother anybody again. Ezekiel 29-30.


29 posted on 09/13/2012 5:57:44 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TigersEye

Nancy is such an enormous Obama-nation that one is rendered wordless.


30 posted on 09/13/2012 5:58:08 PM PDT by Voter62vb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: stephenjohnbanker

And this delusional woman think she is a catholic with her pro abortion and pro gay ways. Heaven is not a place she will ever be staying in one her time is up on this earth.


31 posted on 09/13/2012 6:15:07 PM PDT by Blue Highway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
The violence was apparently spawned by a crude, web-based video critical of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad that originated in the United States.

No it was NOT!!!


32 posted on 09/13/2012 6:16:49 PM PDT by mykroar (October race/religious riots bring November martial law. Voting postponed for your safety.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
One of a small number of house members that can challenge the intellect of Barbara Boxer.
33 posted on 09/13/2012 7:58:55 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
Photobucket
34 posted on 09/13/2012 8:30:00 PM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson