October 18th, 2010
07:15 PM ET

U.S. finalizes aid package for Pakistan, sources say

The United States is putting the final touches on a security assistance
package totaling as much as $2 billion to help Pakistan fight extremists on its border with Afghanistan, senior U.S. officials and diplomatic sources tell CNN.

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  1. Jim Brieske

    Geri. I agree. That's a great idea.
    Also let India deal with the Pakistanis and Afghanis. India has no money and plenty of people. The perfect combination for dealing with the presidents of those two countries.
    Then we can go after the true enemy who we have been fighting for nine years. The Iranians.
    jim

    October 19, 2010 at 2:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. patrick

    Americans wake up-your tax dollars are going to the same people that trained and still support the Taliban.
    The pakistani ISS takes youor money with one hand and gives weapons to militant groups with the other.Your paying them to kill your troops.Bomb the boarder areas ,its the only way to stop militants getting across in to Afganistan and keep up the drone attacks.NO MONEY WITH OUT ACTION-NO MONEY WITH OUT ACCOUNTABILITY

    October 19, 2010 at 7:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Jim Brieske

    Patrick. It's ISI not ISS. ISS does sound more fearsome but ISI represents who they care about. They have 2 I's in their name.
    I agree with you. The Pakistanis are delivering our money to the Taliban using the ISI. Once we became aware of this, all U.S. money should have been permanently stopped.
    We look like fools.
    jim

    October 19, 2010 at 9:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. kirk merrifield

    our pres. Is a fool, there is more to this than we will ever know. After knowing in the recent past, they took our tax dollars, and supplied the enemy. We train them, supply weapons ,cash, ever thought what happens to that when we are at odds with pak., they are not are friends! They cant believe how phukin stupid we are(our gov.). I cant either, why when nearly everyone disagrees, doees our gov. Keep this crap up? Hows that go, phuk me once shame on you, twice shame on me. Let them drown, they would you

    October 19, 2010 at 10:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. kishore

    Why trust someone with our money and hope that they will fight terrorists with it, while we could give it to strengthen our troops and fight terrorists ourselves?

    And where is all this money coming from? We are neck deep in debt and have budget deficits that will run into decades to turn to surplus.

    October 19, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. kishore

    Kerry is the snake that is responsible for most of our tax dollars reaching Pakistan. Wonder how much he gets as his cut...

    October 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. arizonapatriot

    Our nation is in the midst of a financial crisis and our political parties are fighting over the funding of the affordable healthcare act (Obama care) and we still have politicians who want to crank up the printing press's and print more money to give to rogue nations. I say cancel all foreign aide and we can pay for Obama care and still have money to pay down our national debt. But rational thinking is not what our politicians do with our tax dollars. Make them pay for all this foreign aide out of their own pockets and it will end faster than you can turn off a light switch!

    October 21, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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