Pakistan is a 'black hole' for US aid

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  1. bhramos

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    WASHINGTON: US lawmakers of both Democratic and Republican parties have slammed the Obama administration's request for $2.4 billion for Pakistan, calling it a "black hole" where the US has "sunk" $24 billion over the last decade.

    "Pakistan is like a black hole for American aid," Gary Ackerman, top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs panel on the Middle East and South Asia said during a hearing Wednesday.

    "Our tax dollars go in, our diplomats go in - sometimes, our aid professionals go in - sometimes, our hopes go in, our prayers go in," he said. "Nothing good ever comes out."

    Alleging that Islamabad continues to pursue its national interest at America's expense and that of its allies, Ackerman said: "Pakistan continues to shelter, directly support and sponsor terrorists."

    "Officially acknowledging this indisputable fact might be grossly impolitic; but that doesn't make it less true. American standing in Pakistani public opinion is terrible and getting worse," he said.

    Similarly Republican Dana Rohrabacher blasted US support for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who he said was taking "marching orders" from Pakistan.

    "We should cut Pakistan off of every cent because it has been used for evil purposes, including killing American troops," he said.

    However, a State Department official testifying at the hearing suggested cutting off aid would be short-sighted.

    "Our current discussions with the Pakistanis on how best to pursue our common interests will take time to resolve, and it's not easy right now to provide satisfying answers to some questions," Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Daniel Feldman said in written testimony.

    But "the fact of the matter is, is that we've been able to kill more terrorists on Pakistani soil than just about any place else," he said citing President Barack Obama's words after the death of Osama bin Laden last May. "We could not have done that without Pakistani cooperation."

    Pakistan is a 'black hole' for US aid - The Times of India
     
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    pakis r like "main black hole" for $$$$$$$$$
     
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    ‘Pakistan is a black hole for US aid’

    ‘Pakistan is a black hole for US aid’ - Times Of India

    WASHINGTON: Americna lawmakers of both Democratic and Republican parties have slammed the Obama administration's request for $2.4 billion for Pakistan, calling it a "black hole" where the US has "sunk" $24 billion over the last decade.

    "Pakistan is like a black hole for American aid," Gary Ackerman, top Democrat on the house foreign affairs panel on the Middle East and South Asia said during a hearing on Wednesday.

    "Our tax dollars go in, our diplomats go in - sometimes , our aid professionals go in - sometimes, our hopes go in, our prayers go in," he said. "Nothing good ever comes out."

    Alleging that Islamabad continues to pursue its national interest at America's expense and that of its allies, Ackerman said, "Pakistan continues to shelter, directly support and sponsor terrorists . Officially acknowledging this indisputable fact might be grossly impolitic; but that doesn't make it less true. "

    Similarly Republican Dana Rohrabacher blasted US support for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who he said was taking "marching orders" from Pakistan.

    "We should cut Pakistan off of every cent because it has been used for evil purposes , including killing American troops," he said.

    However, a state department official testifying at the hearing suggested cutting off aid would be short-sighted .

    "Our current discussions with the Pakistanis on how best to pursue our common interests will take time to resolve , and it's not easy right now to provide satisfying answers to some questions," deputy special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Daniel Feldman said.

    But "the fact of the matter is, is that we've been able to kill more terrorists on Pakistani soil than just about any place else," he said citing Obama's words after the death of bin Laden last May. "We couldn't have done that without Pakistani cooperation."

    Another voice of dissent was raised by Congressman Robert Turner who said . "In light of recent tensions between Pakistan and our government , I think we should reevaluate the nature of what has been a fundamental foreign policy relationship and its benefit to us."
     
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    Alleging??? :lol: This terrorist country sheltered the Al-Qaida and it's chief Osama who butchered 3000 Americans.... US is still Alleging???

    Pakis are killing Americans by American money and poor mighty super duper tuper zuper America can't do anything.Caught in it's own web of good/bad terrorists.

    Perhaps it will take 300,000 Americans to die in Paki nuke attack and only then US will wake up and take any stern action.

    :lol::lol:
     
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