This is just another few hundred million added on the billions doled out in foreign aid in an attempt to "repair the nations image." A trend that will most likely continue even as our debt explodes and our economy shrinks. You can't say this was a surprise however, as it was actually one of his campaign promises.
"America cannot meet the threats of this century alone, but the world cannot meet them without America," Obama said. "We must neither retreat from the world nor try to bully it into submission."
President Obama has often criticized the United States, calling it a "bully." He has also made it a targeted effort to gain the favor of Muslims and Muslim countries.
"In his speech on June 4, Obama vowed to forge a 'new beginning' for Islam and America, promising to purge years of 'suspicion and discord.'"
So will Obama eventually have to stop these outrageous payoffs to foreign countries as our debt soars? Something tells me he'll put up a fight for it.