Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Congress may Cut Aid to Pakistan

Obama administration and Congressional leader demonstrate disbelief that Osama was hiding in a walled compound 2 hours from country's Capital city of Islamabad.
In light of those concerns, some lawmakers are raising questions about whether the U.S. should provide Pakistan with billions
in foreign aid. In 2010, Congress set aside $1.5 billion for Pakistan for economic and military aid.
“We need to understand what exactly the Pakistanis did or didn’t know,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Tuesday.
House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters, “I certainly think it raises questions. This compound was apparently about a mile from a military academy in a middle-class neighborhood. This was not in some cave in some estranged area of the country.
“One would wonder how it was possible for somebody like Osama bin Laden, one of the most infamous people in the world, could be secreted there for long periods of time without people knowing about it,” Mr. Hoyer said.
Senator Feinstein wants to know what Pakistan knew about Osama's presence in the country. "It does cause one to question how this kind of facility which stood out, was close by a military academy, could exist for the length of time it did exist. And we now know bin Laden was there up to six years."
She also wants to know whether it was "just benign indifference or was it indifference with a motive?"

The world awaits the explanation and answers from Islamabad, are they inept or simply corrupt, and so far no believable statement has been issued. Pakistan is in a hard place, if it was harboring Bin-Laden then they can't criticize United States for invading it's sovereignty, and if they were unaware of his presence then they are extremely incompetent and should not be handed such large amount in aid, which probably funds terrorists groups like Haqqani anyways.

1 comment:

  1. It is about time, American tax payers dollors were beinf spent to protct mass murderer