WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has ordered the suspension of $800 million in aid to the Pakistani military, his chief of staff said Sunday, as part of what experts say is a tougher line with a critical U.S. partner in the fight against terrorism.
Top aide William Daley described the U.S. relationship with Pakistan as "difficult" and said it must be made "to work over time." But he added that until "we get through that difficulty, we'll hold back some of the money that the American taxpayers are committed to give" Pakistan.
The suspension of U.S. aid, first reported by the New York Times, followed a statement last week by Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, that Pakistan's security services may have sanctioned the killing of a Pakistani journalist who wrote about infiltration of the military by extremists.
Money that the taxpayers are committed to give to Pakistan? I didn't commit one thin dime to Pakistan, Mr Daley. The only thing I commit my hard earned money to is to survive, to pay (in the form of taxes) for services that I use or will be using in the foreseeable future and an occasional coyote hunting trip.
I don't recall promising a nation of terrorists a single cent.
Pakistan has done nothing except to help extend a war for 10 years, hide the worlds' most wanted goatfucker, lie to and deceive us, and help spread sharia through their immigrants.
I got an idea - how about we take my share of the money I "committed" and send it to some poor kid in Appalachia? I mean, I'll never see it again so we might as well put it to use where it will do an American some good, you know?