Trump may cut off foreign aid to Pakistan for harboring terrorists. Senator Rand Paul recently made a very good case for Trump’s position. Why send money to countries that hate us?
CNS News reports:
Sen. Rand Paul: ‘We Don’t Like to See Money Going to Countries That Burn Our Flag’
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he believes most Americans support President Trump in withholding money from Pakistan because it gives safe haven to the Taliban and other terrorists the U.S. is fighting in Afghanistan.
“We don’t like to see our money going to countries that burn our flag,” Paul told Fox News’s Neil Cavuto on Tuesday. “In Pakistan, they incarcerate Christians. There’s a Christian, Asia Bibi, she’s been on death row for five years. They put Dr. Shakil Afridi in jail for 33 years. He’s the guy that helped us get bin Laden.
“They seemed to look the other way when bin Laden was there for over a decade. So, yes, I think Americans agree with the president. We ought to quit sending good money after bad.”
In a New Year’s Day tweet, Trump wrote: “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!”
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This just seems like common sense.
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