America can keep its stinking money, said the Pakistan Observer in an editorial. The Kerry-Lugar bill, which the U.S. Congress passed last week, may triple aid to Pakistan, but it also "contains derogatory remarks" implying that our country is a haven of terrorists and nuclear proliferators. "Anyone who matters anywhere feels humiliated over language of certain clauses of the bill." It's perfectly obvious that "the Indian lobbies" had a hand in writing some of the offensive language, particularly that which commands Pakistan to stop supporting Kashmir's struggle for freedom from India. Pakistan should reject the aid. We don't need a present wrapped in an insult.
October 9, 2009
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