December 23rd, 2011
05:26 AM ET

Pakistani official: 'We are rethinking of our relationship with the U.S.'

(CNN) - The fallout over a Pentagon investigation that found lack of trust between U.S. and Pakistan was a leading factor in a deadly airstrike mounted Friday with a senior Pakistani government official saying his government was rethinking its relationship with Washington.

Relations between the two countries - and their militaries - have severely eroded in recent months, beginning in May with a secret raid by American commandos that killed Osama bin Laden and culminating with a U.S. airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in November.

Details of the Pentagon investigation announced a day earlier found that U.S. forces acted in self-defense after being fired upon in Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border, though it cited "inadequate coordination" in the incident. Pakistan has said that it was the other way around - that their forces were attacked first.

"Currently, we don't care much about these findings, and we will see if a proper reaction is necessary once the actual report comes out," said a senior Pakistani government official with knowledge of the workings of the relationship between Washington and Islamabad.

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  1. CNN Moderator

    ...and she's NOT your two year old.

    December 24, 2011 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
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    @ the fake I wonder
    What is wrong with you?

    December 24, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. CNN Moderator

    Huh? Eberyone knows that the Israeli MOSSAD are God's little helpers. Ask any priest or pastor.

    December 24, 2011 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
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    Do you sleep with one eye on your phone?
    Can we say OBSESSED !!!!

    December 24, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
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    I wonder if you could make an intelligent comment about the horrors that go on in Pakistan ?
    Maybe RAISE a conversation about the abuse that has been presented which to any thinking person would be MORE important than an indivual. Doncha think ?

    December 24, 2011 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
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    I believe SHE is so confortable with HER life that it's really all about HER and HER obsession.

    December 24, 2011 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
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    Now watch how many comment on the Article above -vs- the back and for with bloggers
    Huh... your self l

    December 24, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. Hat cat (bobbing)

    Gee. I wonder what gave you the idea to differentiate between people who focus on the issues and those who focus on those focusing on the issues.

    December 24, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
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    Well ...I believe the answer will be revealed with the next post from you know who!

    December 24, 2011 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  10. Hat cat (bobbing)

    Yeah. You'll teach me. Your decades of experience and aged wisdom are beyond compare. That would make you the wisest woman on earth! I defer to you ma'ddam. Have yourself a safe and pleasant Holiday Season. See you next year, maybe. gn

    December 24, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
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    I wasn't talking to you!

    December 24, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  12. tif31

    ?

    December 24, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
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    This took me all of two hours to get this article to post!
    The horrors going on with the boys over there BETTER be commented on!!!
    I'm TIRED GN
    AT THAT WAS TO ALL BTW!!!

    December 24, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  14. pg13

    Pakistan had better think how its gonna get along without all of the money the US sends them.

    December 24, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
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    Thanks! Now I know where to go when I want to check out some man-boy action!

    December 24, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
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