Comedian and political commentator Dennis Miller believes the United States is perceived as weak in the Middle East, and he wants President Obama to send a stronger message to the region’s countries, to get their attention. One of his ideas includes diverting American aid to Egypt, to Israel.
“This is what happens when you’re deemed to be the weak horse,” Miller said on Bill O’Reilly’s program on Fox News Wednesday night. “I think we’re deemed to be the riderless horse in that part of the world right now. We got to send a message and you know, I think the only thing we’re sending right now is Ben Bernanke with QE3 and the additional pump of the Fed has so devalued our dollar right now that the $2 billion we send to Egypt is a big slap in the face. That’s about all we got to send them a message.”
Miller continued on, saying that every time Egypt chose to “screw up”, U.S. aid dollars meant to flow to Cairo, should flow to Jerusalem.
“Well, go a step further — stop paying Peter and pay Saul,” Miller said. “Push it all into Israel’s corner. Say ‘every time one of you guys screw up, not only are we cutting the check off to you — we’re sending it over to Netanyahu. Now stop it. That’ll get their attention.”