The U.S. government has sent more than $18 billion to the Pakistani government since 9/11 to help it capture Osama Bin Laden and end the War on Terror. Now that Bin Laden was killed in a more upscale neighborhood in Pakistan, some senators are questioning on whether or not Pakistan has been a good-faith partner with the U.S. in the War on Terror.
One question: Was Pakistan really an ally? Senator Jim DeMint’s answer–
It’s hard for me to believe that he could be living there for seven years and that they didn’t know he was there. So, a lot of us have questioned whether they were really our ally for a long time, but they are not as much an enemy as some of the other states there.
DeMint says U.S. government is looking into suspending aid.
We do have legislation pending to cut off aid or suspend aid to Pakistan. I know they are investigating to try to determine whether or not Pakistan really knew.
DeMint says it is a bipartisan effort to find out the answers to Pakistan’s role.
I think we just need to find out a little bit more about it before we make definitive statements here. I know that the administration with all my differences with them are genuinely looking into this to try and determine the facts of Pakistan.
DeMint says the U.S. needs to atleast stay focused on its sure ally–Israel.