Monday, November 05, 2007
Should the U.S. Cut Off Military Aid to Pakistan?
With the situation in Pakistan growing more tense, we want to know what you think: should the Bush administration cut off the billions of dollars it gives Pakistan in military aid? Join the conversation via the comments link below. As always, we'll be sharing some of your thoughts during the program, which will also include the very latest from Pakistan, including insight from CNN Terrorism Analyst Peter Bergen. See you at 10pm ET.
Posted By CNN: 8:23 PM ET
  9 Comments
Obviously the purse strings are the only thing keeping Musharraf half-way democratic. I'm for Musharraf leaving and Bhutto being placed in power!
Posted By Steve - Peoria, IL : 8:47 PM ET
We're giving 150 million dollars each month to Pakistan. Please make me President; I will stop this foreign aid fiasco my very first day in office.
Posted By ronnie , knoxville, tenn. : 8:49 PM ET
Musharraf pulled off the "Big Con", just like Saddam did. All the dictators in the Middle East read from the same How to Con the US, and Get Paid Handbook.
Posted By Stephen D, Dallas, Tx. : 8:53 PM ET
Hey Anderson,
Well, the Bush administration put Musharra in office so I guess this is another fine mess we have to bail Bush out of.
Thank God for the election '08, it will be an end of an error~
Posted By Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX : 8:54 PM ET
I still support Musharraf; if he leaves, a more violent gov't will form, based only on Islamic fundamentals which will NOT include friendship with the United States. We don't want another violent enemy of our country.
Posted By Anna C, Westchester, NY : 8:58 PM ET
C'mon, it's not as if the US hasn't supported evil dictators in the past. What's a few billion here and there when you're buying friends? If it was spent here, it would just be wasted on things like infrastructure maintenance, job creation and energy conservation...
Posted By Rodrigo J, Tucson, Az. : 9:02 PM ET
The U.S. should demand not only that the constitution be reinstated, but also that political prisoners detained under the emergency rule be released. If those demands aren't met, then military aid should be cut off.
Posted By Lilibeth, Edmonds, Washington : 9:03 PM ET
Many countries we have climbed into bed with allowed us to use their countries for staging of troops, supplies and equipment. For this we pay them or we arm them. It didn't just start with Pres Bush, but goes back 40 yrs. Now that is coming back to haunt us. It is our weapons that are being used against us. Scary.
Posted By Sean S -- Rockville , MD : 9:08 PM ET
Congress should take immediate action to stop all funding to this rogue state. $10 billion of our treasury has been used to protect this dictator and to help him stockpile weapons.
Posted By Robert J, Westlake, Oh. : 9:17 PM ET
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