Skip to comments.US House votes to cut $650 million in aid to 'traitor' Pakistan
Posted on 07/19/2012 4:30:11 PM PDT by Jyotishi
Washington, DC - The US House of Representatives has passed an amendment unanimously that cuts down $650 million in military aid to Pakistan as Republicans sought to tamp down demands for still deeper reductions.
Congressman Ted Poe had demanded a $1.3 billion cut, but later settled for the 650 million cut.
"Pakistan is the 'Benedict Arnold' to America in the war on terror. They are disloyal, deceptive and a danger to the United States," Poe, who had moved the amendment, said.
"This so-called ally continues to take billions in US aid, while funding the militants who attack us. And we've kept the money flowing. It's time we turn off the tap," Poe said in a statement after the amendment was passed by the House of Representatives with bipartisan support.
It will now go to Senate for apprival.
"By continuing to provide aid to Pakistan, we are funding the enemy, endangering Americans and undermining our efforts in the region. We don't need to pay them to betray us; they are already doing it for free," said Poe, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The passage of the amendment comes at a fragile time for relations between the United States and Pakistan, which only recently overcame differences that led Pakistan closing down a critical supply route into Afghanistan that had cost the United States about $100 million in additional war costs.
Actually makes a lot of sense if you think Obama is a Manchurian who was supposed to weaken the US. Weaken the US for what ? What comes after the weakening ?
I can’t find anyone anymore that thinks aiding Pakistan is in our interest. I used to hear, and understand, arguments about how it’ll be easier to get OBL if we kept them placated. Now that OBL is gone, what exactly does Pakistan have that we need?
Thank God. That is a start. We need to make deep cuts. Pissed that they passed the NASCAR funding. Where is that in the Constitution.....yes have a strong military....RIght now we are cutting and don’t need the advertising. Once we are on better ground financially we can start supporting SOME fluff.
....but later settled for the 650 million cut.
Yeah real tough guy this Mr. Poe.
The Russians have to make sure Obama gets reelected first... that part's going to be fun to watch. The 'weakening' part? Not so much.
He is just one of the useful idiots to the Russians now. They could care less about him at this point. They got all they could get from him. A good parallel is the Green Global Warming movement. The Russians used the movement to weaken the Wests ability to produce oil. Then they apparently trashed the movement (Climate Gate) when they had a bunch of oil to sell.
I expect the Senate won’t take this up.
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