Skip to comments.Senate defeats bill to place conditions on US aid
Posted on 09/22/2012 11:17:27 AM PDT by IbJensen
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has defeated a bill that would have conditioned foreign aid on a country's cooperation in investigating attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities.
The bill also would have denied aid to Pakistan unless that country releases Dr. Shakil Afridi. Pakistan arrested the doctor, who allegedly helped the United States track down Osama bin Laden by running a fake vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA. The objective was to verify bin Laden's presence at the compound where the al-Qaida leader was later killed.
Afridi was convicted of high treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison. The United States has sought his release.
Eighty-one senators opposed Republican Sen. Rand Paul's bill and 10 supported it.
U.S. facilities in several countries have been attacked to protest an anti-Islamic film.
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The real problem here is that 81 Senators opposed and 9 even refused to vote. The only excuse for this vote is that the bill originated in the GOP-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate is determined not to cooperate regardless of the effect on our nation.
Cut the aid without conditions then.
Cut all aid and close all embassies in muslim ‘nations.’
They hate us and the feeling is mutual!
The Senate sure is cozy with itself. It’s not like the bill was asking a lot.
Not Voting - 9
Lets cut foreign aid to hostile nations
Lets not send foreign aid to our enemies
I knew this was going down when I heard last night that Reid was going to allow a vote on it. No Republican bill is allowed by that POS unless it is guaranteed to fail.
Most of the GOP voted nay as well
I’m gonna say this right here and now. I’ll vote this election straight Republican, regardless of how I feel about particular local or state candidates now.
However, come the next election, Chambliss and/or Isakson are dead meat to me. Two of the biggest backsliding, power hungry good-ole-boys from way back. I’m gonna primary both their asses. Neither one has ANY regard for the problems of a real American. They are there for the power, even willing to accept the power of a party not-in-power. They’ll get a vote this once if they happen to be on the ticket, but after that they’re nothing but “Walking Dead” to me after this. Damn them!
So many people are misled by the name foreign aid. For the most part this is money that is spent over here in various congressional districts. Cutting this money is not, per se, cutting the money being spent in Egypt, say, but the money that Egypt gets to spend on American contracts in evenly spread congressional districts across the US. (Votes, in other words.)
Brotherhood money buys republicans as easily as it buys democrats.
” The only excuse for this vote is that the bill originated in the GOP-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate is determined not to cooperate regardless of the effect on our nation. “
And how does that explain the many republicans who voted against it? (forget Collins).