LETTER: Cut off foreign aid to nations who oppose us

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Enough is enough! Venezuelan President Hug Chavez and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blasted U.S. policies while they were guests in the United States last week from the platform of the U.N. General Assembly.

The foreign minister of Egypt also joined the bandwagon belittling the U.S. of A., and we give Egypt $2 billion in foreign aid every year.

The Washington Post reported that Chavez&8217;s speech was greeted with &8220;wild applause.&8221;

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Here&8217;s part of what he said:

Remember, this fool&8217;s words the next time you buy Citgo gas, because his country owns Citgo.

When Castro took over Cuba, he cut off the fresh water supply to the Marine base at Guantanomo base. The U.S. had not developed a way to desalinize sea water. They found a way quickly.

In my opinion, a lot of these foreign countries want our large financial aid and allow them to trash talk Americans; I say let&8217;s give them half of what they want. Free speech and no money.

Cut off all foreign aid except to those countries who are true allies. Our Congress gives away billions and billions of dollars to oil-rich countries who bleed us dry with continually increasing oil prices.

To all countries who don&8217;t welcome Americans and their values, cut off the money supply &8212; period.