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    MAP: U.S. foreign aid to the Middle East and South Asia | Marketplace from American Public Media

    Since the end of World War II, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has worked to further America's foreign policy interests in expanding democracy and free markets. U.S. foreign aid to the Middle East and South Asia has long played a key role in advancing U.S. foreign policy goals.


    Most of the aid money provides nations with military support such as arms, education and training -- a strategic effort to discourage arms races among countries in the region and promote stability. Economic aid, meanwhile, has been used to further development efforts. With nearly half of the region's population under age 24, inadequate education and employment opportunities for this large youth population contribute to internal instability.


    Afghanistan is the largest annual recipient of U.S. foreign assistance in South Asia, accounting for upwards of $10 billion in aid for FY 2010. Second is Pakistan, which received $4.4 billion in aid in 2010.


    In the Middle East, Israel received $2.8 billion in 2010. Egypt receives an average of nearly $2 billion annually, mostly military aid.


    For more information on U.S. foreign aid, including historical perspective and recent trends, read the Congressional Research Service's full 2010 report.


    Plus another video that shares some real good data wrapped in an inflammatory view of Islam; the guy is obviously pro-Israel but brings up the point that the Arab World in the Middle East gets TEN TIMES the funding Israel does:


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    Good stuff. Sadly, the MSM will never let Paul express his views for longer than 30 seconds at a time. I wish he had the money to buy 30min on a major network like Ross Perot did in the 90's. The only reason it didn't work for him is because he dropped out a few weeks before the election and then jumped back in at the last minute. I honestly think that if people would listen to Paul, he would win easily.

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    I totally agree. Too bad people have to use Youtube to spread his message. All because the media shut him out.
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    Thanks for the post kr. I actually didn't watch that debate b/c I'm already sick of them. It was good to see they finally let Paul speak, though. Dude just makes perfect sense and others on that stage noticed it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    Thanks for the post kr. I actually didn't watch that debate b/c I'm already sick of them. It was good to see they finally let Paul speak, though. Dude just makes perfect sense and others on that stage noticed it too.
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    I have complete respect for that man. I may not agree with him on everything, but I respect the fact that he's consistent in his beliefs and at least stands for something.

    I also like that he seems to be the only one of these candidates who's actually read and understands, The Constitution of the United States of America.

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