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.
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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