Still, it’s better than doing nothing vis-a-vis a state that has demonstrated its treachery and support for jihad terror again and again and again. “House votes to cut $650M in Pakistan aid,” by Jeremy Herb for The Hill, July 19 (thanks to Lachlan):
The House voted to cut U.S. aid to Pakistan by $650 billion in the defense appropriations bill Wednesday night in the latest jab at Pakistan by Congress.
The amendment to cut aid by $650 million, proposed by Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas), passed on the floor in a voice vote. Initially, Poe had proposed cutting the aid by $1.3 billion, but he withdrew that amendment and agreed upon half the amount.
“Pakistan seems to be the Benedict Arnold nation in the list of countries that we call allies,” Poe said on the floor. “They have proven to be deceptive and deceitful and a danger to the United States.”
Poe’s amendment passed during consideration Wednesday evening of the $608 billion defense appropriations bill, where debate on amendments continues Thursday.
Islamabad and Washington have had a tenuous relationship the past two years, after Pakistan shut down supply lines into Afghanistan for seven months.
The supply lines, which were shut down after NATO troops killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on the Afghan-Pakistan border, re-opened last month after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologized for the attack.…