Senators level new criticism at Pakistan for sheltering terrorists
June 28th, 2011
07:15 PM ET
3 years ago

Senators level new criticism at Pakistan for sheltering terrorists

WASHINGTON (CNN) – U.S. senators didn't miss a chance Tuesday to voice frustration with Pakistan over how it takes billions of dollars of American aid while providing safe havens to terrorists to build bombs and launch cross-border attacks on U.S.troops in Afghanistan.

"Well, something's got to give, something's got to change," Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, said at a hearing. "Because it just can't continue this way, for them to expect that we're going to have a normal relationship with them - which we all hope for."

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  1. GI Joe

    They will do ANYTHING other than fix what's wrong with this country.

    We need to vote the fascist obstructionists out of the House and the Senate and make this country great again - for ALL - not just the wealthy and the corporations.

    June 28, 2011 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  2. one voice

    Cheney was behind the transport of Bin Laden from the Mountains at Tora Bora to the compound in pakistan. The Bush Administration needs to be locked up for their involvement in war crimes that cost the American Taxpayers dearly.

    June 28, 2011 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  3. Four and The Door

    "Do you know of any military leader that recommended the drawdown plan that the president announced last week?" McCain asked. "I do not, senator," Allen answered.
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    The drawdown in Afghanistan is certainly not a military decision. It is a decision based on political convenience. Notice how the significant reduction occurs just in time to give Obama 30 days to campaign with it before the 2012 elections? The sad thing is, he will lose the election and a Republican will have the tough job of having to increase troop levels to help the poor soldiers left there trying to fight with not enough support. These are the guys having to pay for Obama's politically motivated premature victory lap.

    June 28, 2011 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |