United States can't fix everything

July 17, 2013 

Regarding the Thomas Friedman column ("Can Egypt pull together? Maybe, with U.S. help," July 9): The U.S. already helps, but the money goes to governments and groups who are not interested in pulling together. The problem is religious and ideological. Yet the author proposes that all Muslim Brotherhood leaders be released from prison. I suppose the author believes the Muslim Brotherhood is part of the solution rather than part of the problem.

Why didn't the author mention all the violence and killings that have occurred since the Muslim Brotherhood gained power?

Should the U.S. keep sending aid to governments and groups that have declared war against America? Should the U.S. keep sending military advisers and troops to every civil war in the Middle East? It is not the job of America to bring other divided countries together. America has enough of its own problems at home.

DAVID PIMENTEL

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