And yet the Obama regime in all its infinite wisdom will allow the aid spigot to remain wide open.
WASHINGTON: Nearly three in four Americans (73%) are opposed to sending foreign aid toPakistan until it demonstrates a deeper commitment to the war against terrorism, an opinion poll here has revealed, even as senior Obama administration officials are making a qualified case for continuing assistance to a shifty ally.
In a clear sign that Washington is swimming against the tide of popular distaste for Pakistan, a Fox News poll released on Wednesday showed 73% of voters against aid to Islamabad, and only 19% saying US should continue funding. The poll, taken after Osama bin Laden was found living outside Islamabad, showed only 16% considered Pakistan as a US ally in the war on terror, against 74% who did not consider Pakistan a friend.
Fox News said the sentiment is widespread, as majorities of Republicans (84%), Democrats (67%) and independents (66%), as well as both men (73%) and women (73 %) say the US should cut off funding to Pakistan. Democrats (22%) are almost twice as likely as Republicans (12%) and independents (12%) to consider Pakistan a strong ally.