Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post

Any aid we give to a group to help them rise in power because it is believed that they will be friendly to us is labeled as meddling in the internal politics of a sovereign nation. Just giving money to a country just means it will be used or stolen by the group in power, and will help to keep them in power.
It may be meddling in internal politics, but its entirely reasonable. There are important political and economic interests at stake in Egypt, and its worth paying a relatively small amount of money to safeguard them. Its not like we are giving weapons to some nasty dictator, there is very limited potential for blowback from giving financial aid to a democratically elected government.