Queen Rania of Jordan and First Lady Michele Obama talk fashion. “Love the gold shoes. I will tell Barack to have taxpayers buy me a pair just like they bought you a pair.” (I made this up, the conversation, not the Gold Shoes or Forgotten Taxpayer’s Foreign Aid to Jordan. and Congressional Research Service)
Hat Tip Debbie Schlussel
Ron Paul has a point about ending foreign aid to Egypt, Pakistan, Jordan, and Israel.
The conventional Washington rationale for foreign aid is discussed in liberal Atlantic Monthly.