Relax: Senate overwhelmingly defeats bill to cut aid to Pakistan until release of doctor who helped U.S. find bin Laden
81-10. All 81 of those Senators should be voted out of office at the earliest opportunity. Evidently they think this meretricious jihad state has been a reliable U.S. ally, and that their imprisonment of the man who helped the U.S. find bin Laden is just. This is the kind of insanity that is pandemic in Washington.
“US Senate defeats bill to cut aid to Pakistan,” from the Daily Times, September 23:
WASHINGTON: The US Senate overwhelmingly defeated a bill that would have denied American aid to Pakistan until the release of the imprisoned Pakistani doctor who helped CIA to trace Osama bin Laden.
The bill was defeated by 81 to 10 votes. Dr Shakil Afridi was sentenced to 33 years in jail in Pakistan on May 24 under the system of tribal justice for treason over alleged ties to Lashkar-e-Islam and not for working for the CIA, for which the court said it did not have jurisdiction.
Introduced by Senator Rand Paul, the bill also called for cutting all US aid to Libya and Egypt until those who were responsible for attack on American missions in these two countries were arrested and handed over to the US.
Following the defeat of his bill, which was opposed even by senators from his own Republican Party, Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky in a statement vowed to keep this important issue front and centre.
“When nearly 80 percent of Americans believe foreign aid should be reduced, it is inconceivable why their views are ignored by so many in Congress,” he said….