As you well know, Egypt is in a state of unrest and uncertainty. Sooner or later the political regime in Egypt will change. Regardless of how quickly it changes, or how it changes, you must be prepared to respond with the humanitarian effort. Quite frankly, it is not necessary to send troops or any of the like. Our intervention should not miltaristic, but humanitarian. And, no, we ought not guise militaristic efforts in the sheepskin of humanitarian efforts (Iraq, Afganistan, Vietnam, etc.)
The people of Egypt are already running low on basic food supplies, and it remains uncertain as to how fragile there structure will be once change has become a reality. Simply put, we know it will not in the ideal shape. Mobilize now humanitarian efforts from across the international community. This is not a political statement, but a human statement. This is not a natural disaster that has unexpectedly descended upon us. We have ample time to mobilize our resources and support the people of Egypt.
Furthermore, this will insure the people of Egypt trust us, and will continue to work alongside us. Instead of sending tanks, let's send bread. Instead of sending weapons, let's send water. Instead of sending troops, let's send rice. We have the opportunity to change our foreign policy from intervening with troops to intervening with food. Now, is the time, President Obama to lay aside the political implications and peer deep into the only issue that matters: humanity. Now, is the time, President Obama, to reinvision an America that supports humanity and democracy-building. Now, is the time, President Obama, to declare that when change is made for openness and freedom, we, the United States of America, will provide the basic needs for human survival. We will provide them not in an effort to control or manipulate a new government. We will provide them so that people can lay aside the basic needs, and focus on the higher needs of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
This I humbly submit for your consideration.
J. Zachary Bailes