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-- now President Obama set to speak here in moments giving a big speech job where he'll mention among other things.
US aid to the Middle East.
Egypt and Tunisia tickle our but after the death of Osama bin Laden does that money need to be spent elsewhere.
-- of that region or reevaluated let's ask KT McFarland former deputy assistant secretary of defense.
A fireworks here at fox news' Kate Kate do you practically speaking of the money to Egypt and Tunisia brands you like the way that this this aid is structured is it's a good thing.
Historically -- I think we made a mistake and a lot of these countries in the Middle East including Pakistan Egypt matters.
Where we've given a lot of military assistance which -- they've dealt with whatever they want in the case of Pakistan frankly a lot of its been diverted to make nuclear weapons.
And what we've not done is a soft power what was not done is give -- economic development assistance and we have built schools so for example again if you look at Pakistan.
They have they're having schools are so public education the only school you can send your -- to this free.
Are the madrassas and those -- the schools that are training terrorists -- the money instead went our enemies yeah.
No I think that we need to be shrewd about how we spend our money and I think we should get it all smelter assistance.
I do think though that we should what we should recognize and always stepped back what's in the interest of the United States right we want to keep.
Low oil prices and a steady supply of oil and we have an obligation in the State of Israel.
So what we need to do is however we deal with these countries in each one -- a different case.
We want the flexibility so that we can.
Guarantee those 2% of the other staffers and interesting but it's not -- redolent.
You know there's a very it's kind of simplistic view out there and -- -- it's right that we you know we're -- a point in our history right now we have somebody.
Some its debt and -- it's a large deficit that we can't afford to be sending any money over there but you seem to think -- that group.
Yes well I've always at least daddy you -- for example how much is gonna cost us.
If all those countries that are going to be Arab Spring -- up with governments that are Islamist and anti American and you know coming to get us that's -- so I had a good investment money would be to prevent that from happening on the other hand if you give.
Three billion dollars a year to Pakistan and they divert my Sebastien making nuclear weapons or aiding the Taliban in directly in protecting bin Laden that's a lasting -- That's the lack of control over how the money is.
Also the corruption because every one of these countries were at a leadership just skims off ten or 15%.
Off the top and -- at the Swiss bank account.
-- candidate did the president is talking about today it will be loan forgiveness that's -- -- -- three things he's got to forgive old loans and that's probably a good idea wipe the slate clean number -- it's going to be direct economic assistance and number three it's going to be guaranteeing loans.
Of companies that are going to invest in Egypt he had a problem he's surpassed when the Arab Spring and all the demonstrators -- problems also remain.
Lousy economy big demographic problems of unemployed -- he got to address that or you're gonna see Egypt -- and -- one direction we don't want to go.
RTT always good to see a great analysis as always skating the forward Pavel has always can't --
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