Friday, August 02, 2013

John Kerry is in Pakistan to repair the US-Pakistan relationship through bribery diplomacy. And to "reassure" the Pakistanis, we now have a plan for when to end drone-strikes:
“The program will end as we have eliminated most of the threat and continue to eliminate it,” Kerry said today in an interview in Islamabad with Pakistan TV. “I think the president has a very real timeline and we hope it’s going to be very, very soon.”
You see, hope really is a plan. Since drones have a tendency to reign fiery death from the sky...and quite often upon civilian non-combatants.

This tendency, as you might expect, does a really good job of recruiting people with a valid and very real grudge against the United States. The kind of people we like to call "terrorists".

So hope is a plan...and as good a plan as it it ever has been.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

Since the start of GWOT, we’ve spent $11.7 billion on military aid and $6 billion in non-military economic aid to Pakistan.

During that time, we’ve “utterly wasted” nearly $100 billion in economic and other non-military aid to Afghanistan, a country with less than 1/7th the population.

So if you squint real hard and look at it in just the right light, Pakistan appears to be a mighty thrifty transaction.

Montag said...

Umm, while the U.S. has taken a dramatically and increasingly regal attitude toward its foreign subjects, that should properly be "rain," not "reign."

gratuitous said...

Well, if this doesn't reassure our good friends in Pakistan, it must be because their terrorists.

The drone strikes will continue until they get their attitude squared the fuck away.

pansypoo said...

pass the drones, hold the honey.