From Abbottabad to Worse
Christopher Hitchens has a very thought provoking article in Vanity Fair on the US relationship with Pakistan. I agree with Hitchens 100% in his thesis.
Think of it this way - the $3 billion in "aid" (bribes) that the US pays Pakistan is the equivalent of each adult in the US forking over a $20 bill. If you had a vote or passed a theoretical hat to get that money - how successful do you think that would be? If you added $20 to each person's tax bill on April 15th - how much outrage would there be?