Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, R-Costa Mesa, introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to stop American aid to Pakistan, explained the killing of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad made it clear that Islamabad concealed, protected and was an enabler for bin Laden.
“We can no longer afford this foolishness,” Rohrabacher said. “The time has come for us to stop subsidizing those who actively oppose us. Pakistan has shown itself not to be America’s ally.”
Pakistan has received over $18 billion in United States aid since 2001 per Rohrabacher.
The bill points-out that terrorists based in Pakistan, specifically Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), were held responsible for terrorist strikes inside India including the Mumbai terrorist attack in November 2008, in which 166 people including six American nationals were killed.
The bill outlines several accounts of Pakistan’s behavior toward the United States in recent reports of Pakistani leadership lobbying Afghan President Hamid Karzai to move away from “imperial” America and to embrace Communist China, according to a statement issued by the Congressman.
There’s growing concern about aid the United States gives to Pakistan.