Last night I watched the Women’s Foreign Policy Group; U.S.-Pakistan Relations C-SPAN session, on TV. The program description is shown next:
Ambassador Husain Haqqani talked about the importance of having a long-term strategic relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan. Other topics included the raid on Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, reconciliation efforts with Afghanistan, and counterterrorism efforts by Pakistan. Karen DeYoung moderated. This session lasted 1 hour and 24 minutes.
The Ambassador thinks Congress’ consideration of cutting funding to his nation won’t work to change their behavior. I want their funding cutoff because it’s a waste of money, seeing little, if any, benefit to our country in the relationship.
So far, the only statement the Ambassador said that I agree with is, “The world is not a problem for the United States to solve. The world is a place for the United States to understand and live in.” I agree, we have more than enough domestic issues to resolve here at home and should let the rest of the world to itself.
We have a really dismal track record of trying to shape the rest of the world to our liking. The return on investment on 60+ years of that effort is reflected in our negative national debt levels.
I hope our next election results starts new policies and perspectives of, “America First and Foremost“, to reverse the former wayward course.