America has made some questionable decisions in the past with foreign affairs and it seems that the White House has failed to learn from the mistakes of others. To see what I am talking about you have to look no further than Pakistan. For those who do not know, Pakistan borders Afghanistan and controls the main seaport used to supply the United States war in Afghanistan. Without that port, the supply chain would be broken and the war effort would erode as quickly as the supplies dried up.
So how has the United States government been able to convince the Pakistan government to let us use their outlet to the sea? Money, that’s how. The United States government has been wasting millions in tax revenue each year by improving Pakistan’s infrastructure, all while equipping and training the Pakistani military. Tax payer-s money wasted for a country that might have had a part in the hiding of Osama Bin Laden, though the government swears that they were not involved in his hiding.
The military training is a program initiated by the United States government, with hopes that Pakistan military will learn valuable techniques of fighting terrorism once the United States leaves Afghanistan. Once again it looks like the government is getting involved with the wrong countries and that tax payers are going to be the ones who get stuck with the bill. Eventually America has to leave Afghanistan and it can not come soon enough.