How Can We Call Pakistan an Ally?

Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA locate bin Laden before the raid that killed him, has been convicted of high treason and sentenced to a 33-year prison term!

If Pakistan were our ally and wanted to help us find bin Laden wouldn’t this guy have gotten a medal and a parade?  Of course, if Pakistan were our ally, bin Laden wouldn’t have been able to live for years in one of their military bastions.

This is the “ally” who has kept our supply routes into Afghanistan closed for the last six months and has been demanding a formal apology (as opposed to the expression of regret they’ve received) for the accidental death of some Pakistani border troops, plus a fee of $5,000 per truck (up from $250 a truck) for using their roads.

Since 9/11, we have given Pakistan $20 billion in aid.  We need to cut our budget?  Start there.

Quote of the Day

“What’s ‘apologizing for America,’ after all?  Aside from being a cheap and contemptible lie, is it not a kind of assault on the character of the president of the United States to accuse him of doing something that he hasn’t done, especially when the accusation is obviously meant to carry treasonous connotations?  Romney’s ‘apologizing for America’ line has always told us a great deal about character — Romney’s, not the president’s.”

Michael Tomasky on Mitt Romney’s Character Assassination Game, The Daily Beast

Shame on Mitt

Back in 2008, when some woman at a McCain rally said that Obama was an Arab and she didn’t trust him, McCain took the microphone from her and told her she was wrong.

Today, at a Romney campaign event in Ohio, a woman told Mitt that she thought President Obama should be tried for treason.

Nothing but shameful silence from Mitt.  What a despicable coward he is.