Regarding the controversy about U.S. financial aid to Egypt, which I mentioned in the post, on September 13 Dan Riehl wrote for Breitbart, Defense Hawks Offer Half an Answer on Libya:
Sens. John McCain R-Ariz., Joe Lieberman I-Conn. and Lindsey Graham R-S.C. split with some House Republicans over further aid for Egypt and Libya on account of recent events in both countries. They condemned the killing of U.S. citizens at the U.S. embassy, saying the extremists don't represent the populations of both countries. "It would really dishonor the death of these four if we pulled out of Libya and stopped helping their new government," Lieberman said in a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday.
Meanwhile, budget hawks are looking for ways to trim spending. Referencing a pending continuing resolution to keep the [U.S.] government running, Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.) said, "It would show a tremendous amount of leadership from this administration, in light of the recent developments, if the president were to come back and demand that the amount of money that is in the budget for Libya and Egypt be stripped. That would be tremendous leadership."