by SusanAnne Hiller | July 21, 2010 11:13 am
Original post at 73wire.com
Huh?: After reporting: that Hillary promised Pakistan $500 million of additional aid, she turns and accuses someone in the Pakistani government of knowing where Bin Laden is: (video).: The whole purpose of the aid, according to Hillary is [which has effectively become ‘was,’ as in past tense] to address:
Earlier, Clinton sought to convince skeptical Pakistanis that American interest in their country extends beyond the fight against Islamist militants by announcing a raft of new aid projects worth $500 million.
The projects, which included new dams for badly needed electricity and hospitals, are part of a $7.5 billion aid effort to win over Pakistanis suspicious about Washington’s goals here and in neighboring Afghanistan, where U.S. troops are being killed in ever greater numbers in an insurgency with links to Pakistan.
Mistrust over U.S. intentions in Pakistan is in part due to Washington’s decision to turn away from the nuclear-armed country after enlisting its support to defeat the Soviets in Afghanistan in the 1980s.
“Of course there is a legacy of suspicion that we inherited. It is not going to be eliminated overnight,” said Clinton following talks in Islamabad.
“It is however our goal to slowly but surely demonstrate that the United States is concerned about Pakistan for the long term and that our partnership goes far beyond security against our common enemies,” she said. “We have moved beyond a standoff of our misunderstandings that were allowed to fester and not addressed … to a position where we’re engaged in the most open dialogue that I think our two countries have ever had.”
Clinton said the U.S. will complete two hydroelectric dam projects to supply electricity to more than 300,000 people in areas near the Afghan border, will renovate or build three medical facilities in central and southern Pakistan and will embark on a new initiative to improve access to clean drinking water in the country.
These projects and several others focused on promoting economic growth will cost some $500 million and will be funded by legislation approved by Congress to triple nonmilitary aid to $1.5 billion a year over five years. The initiatives mark the second phase of projects begun under a new and enhanced strategic partnership.
Trust?: How does Hillary expect to gain a country’s trust if she accuses said government of knowing where the world’s most wanted terrorist is?: : Additionally, Allah’s got more at HotAir:
When a country’s intelligence service not only funds and supplies a jihadi proxy army next door in Afghanistan but allegedly participates in its leadership council, they’re bound to hear a rumor or two (or provide a safe house or two?) about the world’s most wanted man.
It’s comments like these that baffle me: as to why Hillary is: secretary of state as she displays such inexperience, but we must remind ourselves that she is: a lawyer, after all–and lawyers love to talk out both sides of their mouth.: I wonder how much this comment will cost the US taxpayer.: However,: maybe Pakistan’s rich (a must read) should start paying their “fair share” as Hillary asked the Latin Americans to do.
Finally, does anyone really think that if Bin Laden is killed that the jihad against the United States will suddenly halt?: I certainly don’t.
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