Skip to comments.U.S. Losing Patience With Pakistan, Says Panetta
Posted on 06/07/2012 4:34:53 AM PDT by edpc
KABUL (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday the United States was reaching the limits of its patience with Pakistan because of the safe havens the country offered to insurgents in neighboring Afghanistan.
It was some of the strongest language used by a U.S. official to describe the strained ties between Washington and Islamabad.
"It is difficult to achieve peace in Afghanistan as long as there is safe haven for terrorists in Pakistan," said Panetta, speaking in the Afghan capital Kabul where he arrived for talks with military leaders amid rising violence in the war against the Taliban and a spate of deadly attacks, including a NATO air strike said to have killed 18 villagers.
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We are reaching? How about "have reached" or "are beyond"...?
It's a good thing that whole WOT thing is over, though.
Hillary’s embassy in Islamabad really helped things with their “Gay Pride Day”. Wasting what little capital we have with Pakistan on some leftist homosexual crusade.
Evidently, due to the (surprise!) leaks in high levels of the Obama Regime, the doctor who helped the U.S. locate bin Laden was recently given 30 years in prison. Thrown under the bus; and very puzzling behavior for FRIENDS of the U.S., puzzling, puzzling . . . . and did I say puzzling?
Keep “losing patience” until November, and it will be somebody else’s problem.
I actually give Panetta credit for publicly admitting this. One of the maddening things about Bush is that he kept insisting that Pakistan was our “ally”. Clearly, they were playing us for suckers.
Of course, what we do about it, is another story. Its a national disgrace that we ever allowed Pakistan to get nukes. I’m sure this will come back to bite us in the a$$ one day—big time.
Well, we have been “patient” for 11 years while they messed with us
Hillary just gave them a Billion dollars of our money.
So what is Obama going to do..send the Pakis a nasty letter along with their billion dollar foreign aid check? Cut off all foreign aid to Pakistan and give it to India...that would put the Paki’s knickers in a wad.
Panetta is a posing punk. Trying to make Obamugabe look tough.
I am surprised these clowns are still trying this tactic...the constant football spiking over Osama backfired.
Time for a stern letter, or, dare I say - Double Secret Probation?
“It is difficult to achieve peace in Afghanistan as long as there is safe haven for terrorists in Pakistan.”
Gee, ya think? Been going on ever since the beginning of the war. Panetta a slow learner.
Nope...time for a toga party! LOL!