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Reader Opinion: No aid for oppressors

How silly is it that the U.S. taxpayer sends $1.3 billion a year in military aid to Egypt and $3.8 billion a year in military aid to next door Israel. If the Egyptian government wants to oppress its own people and the Israelis want to abuse Pales...

How silly is it that the U.S. taxpayer sends $1.3 billion a year in military aid to Egypt and $3.8 billion a year in military aid to next door Israel. If the Egyptian government wants to oppress its own people and the Israelis want to abuse Palestinians, let them do it on their own money. There's no reason that we should pay for the weapons that help them do it.

It's time to enforce the Leahy Law which forbids military aid to countries that commit human rights abuses. No aid for any state that oppresses the people under its control.

Rolf Westgard

St. Paul

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