What Our Money Has Bought

1. The Taliban
2. The Nuclear Programs of North Korea and Iran
3. Terrorism
4. Osama Bin Laden’s King-Size Waterbed

Over a billion dollars a year are directed toward Pakistan’s military. What was once a counter to the Soviet Union’s aggression is now little more than a danger to the free people of India, a source of exasperating pseudo-cooperation and a drain on the public treasury. George Washington warned us of “the illusion of an imaginary common interest.” We now have the opportunity to turn the page on so many unfortunate aspects of the past decade, and the indulgence of Pakistan’s military and intelligence establishment should be right at the top of the list.

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One comment on “What Our Money Has Bought

  1. Pliny the Elder says:

    Michael Scheuer also discusses similar concerns in Imperial Hubris. We remain among the dumbest countries on earth, in spite of the excellence of the SEALs.

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