Michael M. Rosen, Attorney at Law | July 7, 2009
The Obama administration's sternness toward Israel seems over the top considering its friendliness towards Egypt. ++ Both countries receive some of the highest percentages of US Development Aid. ++ Israel "needs little reminder of the slights, both petty and large, that the American administration has inflicted." ++ In contrast to predecessors, Obama and Clinton have failed to make foreign aid to Egypt's despotic government contingent on liberal reforms, thus authoritarian rulers fear no US pressure. ++ "Pity the reverse isn't true."