Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Aye! Shut Up! You Shouldn't Even Be Allowed To Talk!

I was reading this story on the deliberations in the Senate on Husain Haqqani's role in the Kerry-Lugar bill, and found this tidbit hilarious:
He maintained that the president, prime minister, foreign minister and Pakistan ambassador in the US gave priority to national interests. Senator Ishaq Dar of the PML-N interrupted Malik Amad during the speech, saying that he (Malik Amad) was an MNA and not member of the Senate, therefore, he could not take part in the debate. “Either, he should wind up the debate or should not make a speech,” he said.


Ali said...

"Can I just clarify a factual point? How much will we spend this year on Afghanistan?" Someone provided the figure: $65 billion. "And how much will we spend on Pakistan?" Another figure was supplied: $2.25 billion. "Well, by my calculations that's a 30-to-1 ratio in favor of Afghanistan. So I have a question. Al Qaeda is almost all in Pakistan, and Pakistan has nuclear weapons. And yet for every dollar we're spending in Pakistan, we're spending $30 in Afghanistan. Does that make strategic sense?" The White House Situation Room fell silent.

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Ali said...

That quote is from Biden btw...thought I'd share.

ahraza said...

The current bombings in Pakistan are definitely a cause for concern. It is unfortunate that after a successful military operation in Swat and surrounding areas, these shameful militants still take pride in the loss of human lives. Then again, it is difficult to expect them to respect the value of life once they become suicidal and so keen on killing others. The Kerry-Lugar Bill is another operation that has exposed the lack of respect journalists have for others as well. From fake stories, to conspiracies and downright lies, Pakistan’s media has seen and done it all. The legal battle ensuing from the lies has only proved the malice and bad intentions with which journalists like Ahmed Quraishi pen their writings.