No actually Mr. Zardari, we play by OUR rules...

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From Yahoo/Associated Press:
Tough line: US suspends military aid to Pakistan
The Obama administration's decision to suspend $800 million in aid to the Pakistan's military signals a tougher U.S. line with a critical but sometimes unreliable partner in the fight against terrorism.

President Barack Obama's chief of staff, William Daley, said in a broadcast interview Sunday that the estranged relationship between the United States and Pakistan must be made "to work over time," but until it does, "we'll hold back some of the money that the American taxpayers are committed to give" to the country's powerful military forces.
A bit more -- Mullen is Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff:
George Perkovich, an expert on Pakistan with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, said Mullen's comments and the suspension of aid represent "the end of happy talk," where the U.S. tries to paper over differences between the two nations.
"end of happy talk" indeed -- we knew what we were dealing with there and we never should have opened with happy talk. That culture only respects strength and for us to "paper over differences" is in their eyes weakness and appeasement. They were taking everything they could and laughing at us behind our backs. Looks like someone has finally found a pair.

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