I understand that we want to maintain our influence with Egypt, and international aid provides us with some leverage. I understand that Egypt buys lots of military equipment from us, and this is important for certain sectors of our economy. I also understand that Egypt has a treaty with Israel, which has lobbied hard for us to continue aid to Egypt. However, one has to ask if we are getting our money's worth in Egypt. I also imagine that the Egyptian people will not forget any time soon that during this time of oppression by their own government, America sided with the dictator, not them.