Now that we've given billions to Pakistan to fight the jihad and they gave it to the jihad, what's the answer? Triple the aid.
The face of utter failure.
The Senate voted by voice to approve the measure that approves $1.5 billion a year over the next five years for democratic, economic and social development assistance. The measure, a result of House-Senate negotiations, could be passed in the House as early as Friday, sending it to President Obama for his signature.
The bill also authorizes "such sums as are necessary" for military assistance to Pakistan.
As conditions for military aid or arms transfers, the Pakistan government must show that it is cooperating in efforts to dismantle nuclear weapons-related supplier networks, that it is committed to fighting terrorist groups and that Pakistan security forces are not subverting the political or judicial processes of the country.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., and senior committee Republican Dick Lugar of Indiana, said in writing the bill that the aim was to help transform the bilateral relationship away from the current set of exercises in crisis management.