Egypt Lifts Travel Ban on US Citizens
Egyptian authorities Wednesday lifted their travel ban on 16 US citizens accused of fraud and stirring up unrest.
The US citizens were among 43 people detained in a series of raids targeting non-governmental organizations who distributed foreign funds to liberal parites in Cairo's recent parliamentary elections.
The Obama administration spent some $200 million backing liberal and pro-Western political parties in Egypt's elections.
In addition to proving to be an utter failure in organizing Egypt's moderate and secular parties into a meaningful force at the polls, Obama's left-handed funding of political parties in Cairo has fueled an underlying anti-American sentiment on the banks of the Nile.