WICHITA, Kan. - The Pakistan army ordered a cut in U.S. military personnel within its borders on Thursday. This move by the Pakistani government seemed to be in reaction to the unilateral American commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
Fine! Let's get all 257 of our United States troops out of Pakistan.
Then, let's take away the 2 billion in annual taxpayer funded foreign aid (or maybe only 1.7 billion, who's keeping track). According to Reuters, Pakistan is paying $900,000 to a Washington public relations firm to push Pakistan's defense of the bin Laden story - that none of their army, their police, their much vaunted ISI intelligence service had any idea that the huge installed-in-2005 luxurious facility nested in the suburb of Islamabad was hiding the most wanted man in the world. Even though Bin Laden's hideout was just 'down the street' from Pakistan's West Point.
Now, Pakistan's titular president has run off to France leaving the military in charge of the country.
Both sides of the Pakistani government have proved their status as a good ally of the U.S. to the point that our own leadership did not trust them enough to forewarn Pakistan prior to this week's raid on the compound
We need to cut Pakistan's funding now. It is better than not cutting at all. Or will we just allow the billions of taxpayer dollars to ride and see what happens?
Before we think too much about it, let's get out of Afghanistan according to the promises of President Obama!
Not only will it save us billions of dollars but it will also save the lives of U.S. and NATO men and women.