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Friday, October 22, 2010


Pakistan: one hand giveth, the other hand...

I'm not sure which half of this sentence is stranger:
Even as the Obama administration moved to stop training and equipping Pakistani Army units that have killed civilians in the offensive against the Taliban, the United States said Friday that it planned increased aid [to the tune of $2 billion] for Pakistan’s military over the next five years.
If only the U.S. would cut off equipping American Army units that have killed civilians, we could end the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan quickly. But if that "cutoff" was accompanied by $2 billion worth of arms and ammunition, it qualifies as a "cutoff" about as much as the Israeli "moratorium on building" qualified for that description.

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