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HonestChieffan
09-29-2009, 08:38 AM
GOP Lawmakers Push for Cancellation of U.S. Funds to Qaddafi Foundations
The State Department notified lawmakers earlier this month of its intent to disburse $2.5 million in economic aid to Libya, including $400,000 for Muammar al-Qaddafi's foundations.

FOXNews.com

Saturday, September 26, 2009


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GOP lawmakers are calling on the Obama administration to cancel $400,000 in economic aid to foundations run by Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi following his rambling diatribe at the United Nations this week and the hero's welcome he gave to the Lockerbie bomber last month.

The State Department notified lawmakers earlier this month of its intent to disburse $2.5 million in economic aid to Libya, including $400,000 for Qaddafi's foundations. Of the $400,000 half will go to a foundation run by the leader's son, Saif, and the other half to one run by his daughter, Aisha.

Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtien, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton requesting the cancellation of the entire $2.5 million of economic aid.

Ros-Lehtien argued that Congress' goal of providing money to promote democracy and human rights in Libya has been undermined by the administration's decision to funnel the resources through the Qaddafi family.

"How could this assistance effectively promote democracy when entrusted to the dictator's family?" she wrote in the letter.

The White House deferred questions to the National Security Council, which could not be reached on Saturday. Neither could the State Department.

The Florida Republican added that "this windfall" will only work to "further entrench a dictatorial regime whose extremist dogma was most recently demonstrated" with Qaddafi's "bizarre diatribe against freedom-loving nations at the UN."

On Wednesday, Qaddafi launched into a rambling assault against the UN Security Council, calling it a "terror council." He also suggested Israel was behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Many were also outraged last month when Qaddafi warmly embraced Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the man responsible for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing who was freed by Scotland to return to his native country of Libya where he could die from prostate cancer.

Rep. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., who is campaigning for Obama's former Senate seat, urged the president in a letter to withdraw the $400,000 in funds to Qaddafi's foundations.

"Just weeks after the Qaddafi family celebrated the return of a terrorist responsible for the murders of 189 Americans, the U.S. taxpayer should not be asked to reward them with $400,000," he wrote.

Amnorix
09-29-2009, 09:25 AM
Sadly, bribery is often used to get world leaders to do what they should do anyway. I'm not defending this policy in all instances, of course. In fact, under the current budget crunch, I think foreign aid should be greatly curtailed.

Chief Henry
09-29-2009, 11:03 AM
My guess the nuts at ACORN will be very upset about learning about this gift while the funding they've been receiving is being pulled .

Taco John
09-29-2009, 11:24 AM
Are the GOP'ers going after the principle, or just after this specific disbursement.

BCD
09-29-2009, 11:32 AM
Who the fuck is Qadaffy?

Taco John
09-29-2009, 11:34 AM
Black duck. Yellow bill. White neck band. Turban.

blaise
09-29-2009, 12:10 PM
Black duck. Yellow bill. White neck band. Turban.

Yeah, the boy's a time bomb

KCWolfman
09-29-2009, 12:16 PM
Sadly, bribery is often used to get world leaders to do what they should do anyway. I'm not defending this policy in all instances, of course. In fact, under the current budget crunch, I think foreign aid should be greatly curtailed.

First and foremost

HonestChieffan
09-29-2009, 12:24 PM
The amount pales compared to his money to Hammas, the relocation of Hammas to the US and the money to the UN

KCWolfman
09-29-2009, 12:25 PM
The amount pales compared to his money to Hammas, the relocation of Hammas to the US and the money to the UN

Agreed.

Hamas is purely a social group though. Arafat said so

HonestChieffan
09-29-2009, 12:30 PM
Agreed.

Hamas is purely a social group though. Arafat said so

I forgot that. My bad.

wild1
09-29-2009, 12:34 PM
Are the GOP'ers going after the principle, or just after this specific disbursement.

Personally, I don't see why Libya should be getting a penny of economic aid. I could say that for 99% of countries on the globe, though.

Taco John
09-29-2009, 12:58 PM
Personally, I don't see why Libya should be getting a penny of economic aid. I could say that for 99% of countries on the globe, though.


Bah. We're throwing peanuts at Libya. We shouldn't be giving money away to anybody. We subsidize the defense of all these european nations so that they can implement their socialist programs without worrying about their own basic defense. We give money to Isreal and to Palastine. We throw money around the globe like Pacman throws it in a strip club. Make it rain, and these countries will do our biddng. Ha!

The bottomless American pocket. Just play with the numbers behind closed doors, and you can spend as far into the future as you want today.

Didn't hear many republican presidential candidates saying much about this issue.

Well... One.

HonestChieffan
09-29-2009, 12:58 PM
Personally, I don't see why Libya should be getting a penny of economic aid. I could say that for 99% of countries on the globe, though.

Racist

2bikemike
09-29-2009, 02:28 PM
Bah. We're throwing peanuts at Libya. We shouldn't be giving money away to anybody. We subsidize the defense of all these european nations so that they can implement their socialist programs without worrying about their own basic defense. We give money to Isreal and to Palastine. We throw money around the globe like Pacman throws it in a strip club. Make it rain, and these countries will do our biddng. Ha!

The bottomless American pocket. Just play with the numbers behind closed doors, and you can spend as far into the future as you want today.

Didn't hear many republican presidential candidates saying much about this issue.

Well... One.

With this I agree. Here we have all our own problems. Broke as hell living on credit and were giving money away to foriegn countries. It fuggin lunacy.

wild1
09-29-2009, 02:32 PM
Bah. We're throwing peanuts at Libya. We shouldn't be giving money away to anybody. We subsidize the defense of all these european nations so that they can implement their socialist programs without worrying about their own basic defense.

It's a salient point; the Swedens of the world don't have to worry about defense, because we assure it for them. We're bankrolling their socialist medicine in a way.

No need to take care of yourself as long as the United States is around to keep the bad eggs in line.

Like I said, I can see some aid in an emergency situation or to serve a special purpose, but if you had me approve these aid disbursements, I'd probably be doling out about 1% of what we are now.

BucEyedPea
09-29-2009, 02:35 PM
Are the GOP'ers going after the principle, or just after this specific disbursement.

Just this disbursement. Egypt and Jordan get millions. SA is treated favorably, although I don't know if they get aid. All those peoples are more likely to overthrow their govts though. Yet, I thought, we are on the side of democracy?

Taco John
09-29-2009, 02:50 PM
We should be on the side of the American people, and let those other countries be on the side of themselves. But I guess that buying the world's love is a pretty good strategy too. Maybe the problem is that we're not spending enough.

I wonder what McCain said about this topic during the campaign. Maybe a McCain voter around here can help me out.