Rand Paul is proposing legislation that would end all foreign aid to Pakistan. He says that the United States needs to come to the defense of the Pakistani doctor the helped us nab Osama Bin Laden.
Rand Paul, in an interview with Greta Van Susteren on FOX News said:
I don’t think we should give any taxpayer money to a Government that is imprisoning a guy who should really be treated as a hero. I have legislation that would cut off the Pakistani aid and would grant US citizenship to this doctor.
We have been trying to buy dictators throughout the world for the last 50-60 years. We paid Mubarak [of Egypt] $60bn over time. What did he do? His family stole it.. These people steal from their people.
In this case, it really is just insulting to the American people to send it to the Pakistani regime who is threatening Christians with execution and this man with 33 years in prison.
After Rand Paul threatened to cut Egypt’s aid for imprisoning 16 US citizens, the prisoners were freed. As expected, Obama is silent on these issues — despite being quick to jump on apologizing to our enemies or Trayvon Martin.