June 6th, 2012
01:51 PM ET

Sen. Rand Paul on Pakistan aid: "Affect their pocketbook, they will sit up and take notice."

U.S. Officials confirmed Tuesday al Qaeda's number two leader, Abu Yaya Al-libi is dead.   It is the most significant kill since U.S. Navy seals killed Osama bin Laden.

The drone attack, which also killed at least another 14 suspected militants is just the latest incident to strain an already antagonistic relationship between the united states and pakistan.

Over the past decade, the U.S. government has given Pakistan more than $23 billion in aid.

The latest slap at America came from a council of Pakistani religious leaders who called for the death penalty in the case of a CIA informant who helped U.S. seals find bin Laden.

Dr. Shakil Affridi stood trial for treason. He's sentenced to 33 years in jail for helping the United States.
Senator Rand Paul has introduced legislation calling for an end to all us financial aid to Pakistan in protest of Affridi's imprisonment. We asked him why the U.S. left this informant in Pakistan if he was so important.

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Debbie

    Rand Paul hasn't a clue. Anything to get his picture un front of the camera. As to the national security leak problem. I and everyone I know has been saying too much is being made public. It's been going on for a long time. Question: Don't you think that the news networks are at least in partly to blame? Did anyone stop to think that just maybe the information they had might be sensitive? Did anyone check to see if it should be aired with all the "details"? Isn't your show like all others determined to be the first broadcast "breaking news"?

    June 6, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Reply
    • david

      Debbie, what do you mean that Rand Paul doesn't have a clue? Just because he stands for principles and speaks his mind? Its not about a photo op, its about notifying the illiterate voters and other people.

      June 11, 2012 at 1:30 am | Reply

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