It is nothing new, but articles about the US-Pakistan relationship continue to take up space in the news media.
Upon noticing one headline today, I could not help but think of a battling Catholic couple, for whom divorce is impossible. They hate each other, but remain together “for the kids”. In the case of these two countries, the “kids” mean something different for each.
I hope that the “until death do you part” portion of the wedding vow is not the nuclear destruction of the planet...
Here’s something for all proud Americans, regardless of race, color, creed, or misguided political persuasion.
This sort of idiocy has been going on for years and shows no sign of improvement. All people involved are masters of rationalization...
Of course, a lot of people are making a lot of money off this deal and all others like it.
I have read in numerous sources and heard commentary on news programs about American anger at Pakistani government behavior. Even senators are complaining about not improper behavior or lack of respect, which should flow from the billions that the US Government sends each year. They must not have children.
Nations act no differently than people, most likely because nations are made up of people. Anyone having children will know that, despite constantly receiving money from their parents, children rarely do what is expected—or even demanded—of them. That’s the way it is with mine.
And, all families squabble. Just look at the battles between the Democrats and the Republicans in America. Most murders are committed against people that the murderer knows or is related to.
Why should Pakistan—which is not even related—do what Americans want? The money is not being spent in the interest of the Pakistanis, and they know it.
Money does not buy happiness, filial devotion, or allied compliance. Some people don't understand human behavior, expect too much, or are just plain stupid...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.