Joke of the Day. Kerry won’t name them and Pakistan won’t fight them. But there goes $3.4 billion more American taxpayer dollars, frittered away for smiles and promises. How much of it will end up in the hands of the Islamic jihadists Kerry is afraid to identify as such, as so much of it has before?
“Pakistan has vigorous commitment to counter terrorist, says Kerry,” APP, February 25, 2015:
WASHINGTON (APP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday said Pakistan has displayed a vigorous commitment to defeat violent extremists groups in the wake of December 16, 2014 terror attack on the Army Public School.
Testifying before Senate Appropriations Committee on the Obama Administration s request for State Department s $ 50.3 billion discretionary funding in the FY 2016 Budget, Secretary Kerry told lawmakers that the United States intends to spend $3.4 billion to “reinforce our partnerships and diplomatic engagement with Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
The United States is working with Islamabad to counter terrorist groups that threaten the two countries shared security, he said.
“Last month, I met with the country s leadership for our annual Strategic Dialogue and found in the wake of the December 16 terrorist attack on the Army Public school that murdered 132 children a vigorous commitment to take on and defeat violent extremist groups.”
“In recognition of our long-term engagement with the Pakistani people, we are also helping to promote development, energy security, health, and education,” Kerry added.