Senate panel cuts Pakistan aid after ....

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  1. Jedi Knight

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    This thing about the doctor is really big news internationally. The BBC has been doing a lot of coverage on it lately.

    Pakistan is not our ally in finding and turning over agents who seek the destruction of the West. The vast corruption and overwhelming sympathies to extremist Islamic groups betrays any goodwill they've built up. The Bin Laden raid speaks volumes. They're intelligence community is so badly compromised that they can't be trusted.

    While I'm thankful our President had the discernment to pull the trigger on the raid, his administration has been terribly silent on this situation with the doctor. If I were Romney I'd add this talking point ("the President has a pattern of leaving troops behind") and run him into the ground with it.
     
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    We had to know this would happen. We should have taken measures to safeguard him and his family.


    But then, Obama has been consistent about peeing on our allies and kissing the fourth point of contact of our enemies.
     
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    Obama takes the credit while this man got 30 years for helping.
     
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    "The bill would provide just under $1 billion in aid to Pakistan, including $184 million for State Department operations and $800 million for foreign assistance. Counterinsurgency money for Pakistan would be limited to $50 million."

    Cutting 30 million from a billion isn't really much more than a slap on the wrist.
     
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    That is correct. You remember I am sure that at one time, say the early 60s, that government spending bills were reported in the news in millions of dollars. That seemed like lots of money. It still is to me. Then as we moved into the 70s and 80s, we started hearing billions in relation to the national debt. Then, starting maybe in the late 90s or 2000s, the number trillion crept in. Now, it is at least one trillion dollar every year in deficit. I doubt many think about the fact that it takes 1000 million to make one billion and 1000 billion to make one trillion. I read some ridiculous fact that a trillion dollars of one dollar bills would go around the equator nine or ten times.

    The next number in the series is called a quadrillion, which is a thousand trillion. I would not be surprised in our lifetimes to see that number creep into the news. Those type of figures stagger the imagination. Well, we have a deficit of nearly ten trillion, so in pennies, we have already reached a quadrillion.

    I just knew that post would fascinate you.
     

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