Pakistan has in the past funneled to the terrorists themselves the money it received from the U.S. to fight terror. What assurance does the U.S. have that that is not still happening, and will not happen again? Why, none. None at all.
“US pays Pakistan more than $600 million for support,” from AFP, December 24 (thanks to Zulu):
ISLAMABAD: Washington transferred more than 600 million dollars to the Pakistani government this week to pay for its efforts in the fight against violent extremists, the US embassy in Islamabad said Thursday.
The 633 million dollar payment under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) programme came on Wednesday, amid reports that top US military commanders in Afghanistan were pushing to expand special forces ground raids across the border into Pakistan’s lawless tribal areas.
“The Coalition Support Fund is designed to reimburse the government of Pakistan for expenses incurred fighting violent extremist groups,” the embassy said in a statement.
It added that the payment covered the first six months of this year and Pakistan had now received “approximately 8.76 billion dollars” since 2001 under the scheme….
Your taxpayer dollars at work. And we have so much to show for it!