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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:37 AM
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US renting Pak army for $ 100 million a month


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/US_renting_Pak_army_...


The United States is paying around $ 100 million a month for the deployment of 80,000 Pakistani troops on its border with Afghanistan ostensibly for the war on terrorism, a key US official revealed on Thursday.

The money is meant to be "reimbursements" to Pakistan "for stationing troops and moving them around, and gasoline, and bullets, and training and other costs that they incur as part of the war on terror," US Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher, told a Congressional panel.

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In all, US aid to Pakistan is now close to $ 2 billion a year, according to figures provided by Boucher, the top U S diplomat for South Asia.

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but american kids can go without health insurance

somebody(s) is getting rich in Pakistan
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:42 AM
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1. Probably cheaper than buying another one of our own N/T
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:45 AM
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2. I have a Pak of Chihuahuas they can rent if they need more army too.
I take that back I love my Chihuahuas.

Yes, I know Pak is an abbreviation for Pakistan.
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:23 PM
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3. are other country's military for rent too?


nt
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:25 PM
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4. meanwhile we borrow that money from China.....
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:26 PM
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5. and he wants to veto the children's health care bill here...
ummm, why do I feel a sense of shame?
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:27 PM
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6. I wonder how many kids we could send to college for that money?
If they had actually brought us the head of bin Laden (attached or otherwise), I guess I'd be a bit more supportive.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:29 PM
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7. Hell of a deal.
Maybe it's a lease-purchase?
Rent-To-Own?
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