The US has given billion of dollars in “help” to Egypt, every year, since the Camp David accords with Israel in the late 1980’s. Why did the US helped this foreign dictator for so long? President Mubarak was a dictator to his people, leaving a legacy of over 75% of Egyptians in poverty. Egypt was never a democracy under Mubarak; nevertheless, the most democratic and most powerful country in the world – the US – helped his regime for decades, at the expense of his people. Not a “proud American” moment.