The State Department keeps insisting Pakistan is our friend, mainly because we want to keep an eye on its nuclear weapons. You or I would ditch such a no-good pal, though, simply because of how our other friends and our enemies are treated.
One example: The Pakistani doctor who helped us find Osama bin Laden just got sentenced to 35 years in prison for it. His government considers his role leading up to the operation in which U.S. Navy Seals killed the terrorist as a high treason.
Meanwhile, bin Laden’s wives and daughters who were taken into custody after the raid have received slaps on their wrists. They washed Osama’s underwear and cooked his meals — and helped the globally notorious terrorist stay hidden. They get a wink and a free pass, in effect.
We need to find some better friends.