Our Secretary of State, H.R. Clinton just promised another one half billion dollars in aid to Pakistan

“Aboard her plane from Pakistan, Clinton said U.S. efforts to convince deeply skeptical Pakistanis that American interest in their country extends beyond the fight against Islamist militants appeared to be gaining ground. To boost that shift, she announced a raft of new aid projects worth $500 million in Islamabad.”

The above was from an article that appeared on Yahoo for a brief moment, before it was pulled below is an article on the same event, but with a different twist.

’Bringing Islamabad and Kabul together has been a goal of this administration from the beginning,’ said the administration’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard C. Holbrooke. ‘This is a vivid demonstration of the two countries coming closer together.’

…The accord cast a positive glow over Mrs. Clinton’s visit, which is meant to ease suspicions between Pakistan and the United States. She came with a number of initiatives in public health, water distribution and agriculture, to be financed by $500 million in American economic aid [to Pakistan].”

Meanwhile, Pakistan is wrapped up in a secret deal with China to buy two new nuclear reactors.  Are they buying those reactors with money they saved with the half billion in aid that we are giving them?

Sounds more to me like we are bribing Pakistan with $$$ that we could use to make Social Security and Medicare solvent or fund healthcare.  I am fraqing fed up with hearing that we cannot raise the deficit to help the American people while at the same time we can lavish it on the American Military/Industrial Complex.  It is high time that the Secretary of the State started passing out lollipops in this country.  The miserable fraqing politicians can’t even extend unemployment benefits here in this country but they can help throw away billions in the Middle East without crying,  “Deficit, Deficit!”