Sunday, May 15, 2011

India and Pakistan

We (the U.S.) gave one a ton of money. We gave the other the back of our metaphorical hand. So, uh, how did that work out for us?

The New Yorker has the answer.

(Spoiler alert:
India has become the state that we tried to create in Pakistan. It is a rising economic star, militarily powerful and democratic, and it shares American interests.
And:
If the measure of our aid is the gratitude of the Pakistani people and the loyalty of their government, then it has clearly been a failure.

Or maybe that wasn't such a surprise to you? Well, read the article anyway, because there are a lot of unsavory facts about our involvement with Pakistan that U.S. taxpayers really should know.)

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