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Old 07-24-2008, 03:28 AM
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WASHINGTON — The Bush administration plans to shift nearly $230 million in aid to Pakistan from counterterrorism programs to upgrading that country’s aging F-16 attack planes, which Pakistan prizes more for their contribution to its military rivalry with India than for fighting insurgents along its Afghan border.

The timing of the action caught lawmakers off guard, prompting some of them to suspect that the deal was meant to curry favor with the new Pakistani prime minister, Yousaf Raza Gilani, who will meet with President Bush in Washington next week, and to ease tensions over the 11 members of the Pakistani paramilitary forces killed in an American airstrike along the Afghan border last month.


Last year, Congress specified that those funds be used for law enforcement or counterterrorism.




Having the United States pay for the upgrades instead of Pakistan would also free up cash that Pakistan’s government could use to help offset rising fuel and food costs, which have contributed to an economic crisis there, the State Department officials said. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/24/wo...html?th&emc=th

What about our rising fuel costs and food? Is this guy (Bush) crazy or is he just on the take?
So we're going to supply weapons so down the road-maybe not too far- there can be another war.
I swear if Pakistan attacks India from some trumped up charge in the future, and America weighs in on the side of the Pakistanis, I will do something I've never done before. I will protest in the street. Yes I will. Me and my fat butt will be out there carrying a sign and yelling till the cops drag me away.
This junk has gone about as far as it should go. I'm joining the impeach Bush crowd up there in Vermont or wherever it is.
Where does he get his advice-from Teddy Ruxpin?!?
Jeezzy Louweezy, what a guy. What a guy,
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The debate over the F-16 financing comes at a time when Congress has grown increasingly frustrated with the administration’s Pakistan policy, arguing it has been weighted too heavily on security assistance. The United States has given more than $10 billion in military aid to Pakistan since the Sept. 11 attacks, when President Pervez Musharraf agreed to become an ally in the campaign against terrorism. Of that amount, $5.5 billion was specifically intended to reimburse the counterinsurgency efforts by the Pakistani Army, but Congressional auditors have said that Pakistan did not spend much of that money on counterinsurgency.
Oh so now we know where Al Qaeda gets their funding.
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What about our rising fuel costs and food? Is this guy (Bush) crazy or is he just on the take?
So we're going to supply weapons so down the road-maybe not too far- there can be another war.
I swear if Pakistan attacks India from some trumped up charge in the future, and America weighs in on the side of the Pakistanis, I will do something I've never done before. I will protest in the street. Yes I will. Me and my fat butt will be out there carrying a sign and yelling till the cops drag me away.
This junk has gone about as far as it should go. I'm joining the impeach Bush crowd up there in Vermont or wherever it is.
Where does he get his advice-from Teddy Ruxpin?!?
Jeezzy Louweezy, what a guy. What a guy,


Oh so now we know where Al Qaeda gets their funding.
This deserves discussion but I'm under the influence right now. So, I'll bump it.
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