If there was ever a case of “with friends like these who needs enemies”—

Pakistani doctor who helped US in bin Laden raid sentenced to prison

A government official says a Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. track down Usama bin Laden has been convicted of high treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison.

He also has to pay a fine or have another three and a half years added to his sentence.

Yesterday the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Relations voted to cut $900 million in aid to Pakistan. This was not in response to the imprisonment of Shakil Afridi. Pakistan has closed vital Afghanistan supply routes in protest of the killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers in a NATO air attack.

US Senate panel slashes aid to Pakistan by more than half

“The panel voted to cut aid to Pakistan by 58 per cent in fiscal 2013 as lawmakers questioned Islamabad’s commitment to fight against terrorism,” said Republican Senator Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Sub-Committee.

“We are not adding to the money in the pipeline, but we are going to basically take all of the money out of the pipeline if we can not get these routes open because we are not going to invest in a country that won’t help us in a reasonable way to deal with threats to our forces in Afghanistan,” the Senator told reporters after the vote.

President Obama characteristically executed one of his gutsy moves. He left Pakistan off a thank you list.

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  1. WalkStar says:

    Obama left Pakistan off a thank – you list? That guy has ballpoint pens!

  2. Alain41 says:

    What are the chances that this will be in the Killing Bin Laden movie?

    Pat S. – I might go back to the source of this article. I’m fairly certain that Patrick Leahy is not a Republican.

  3. otlset says:

    This calls for more drones. And I don’t mean Obama supporters.

  4. Sailing_J says:

    Now, this will be a no brainer for you and me but if Paki-STAWN considers helping to kill OBL treason then this should show once and for all where their loyalties are in regards to international terrorism. Sigh…. all this Neville Chamberlaining is not going to end well.

  5. Cernunnos81 says:

    Ain’t this some CRAP. The man does us a favour and these fethwipes don’t have the common coutesy to get him the hell out of Dodge after the excrement struck the rapidly rotating aerofoil. Just leave the man to twist in the wind. I am sure this was not part of the Admiral’s plan. This has the stink of the DBIC all over it.

  6. WalkStar says:

    My God, this is a disgrace! What is being done to help this man? What can we do?

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