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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

More Than Missiles

The article addresses how Congress went into August recess without a definitive, reconciled between House and Senate, bill, aiding Pakistan. As usual, the House added language in which American contractors would be favored for projects in Pakistan just so the military industrial complex can keep chugging along.
The aid — and particularly its pledge of five years of uninterrupted help — is intended to demonstrate that this time Washington is in for the long haul. Many Pakistanis still accuse the Americans of using and then abandoning them after the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan. We fear that any more delay on the promised assistance would only reinforce that suspicion and bitterness...

It is time to show the Pakistani people that the United States has more to offer than missile strikes and empty promises.

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