Tuesday, April 5, 2011

David Cameron Now Wants Help


After setting off a row last year with his comments on Pakistan being involved in terrorism, David Cameron now wants to heal the rift and 'to seek a fresh start'. What makes a person, who constantly refused to apologize for his comments just a year ago, all of a sudden forgive and forget everything? More to the point, what makes the Pakistani leadership bend down and kiss his shiny boots?

Aah, here we go. The Guardian has the answer.
Cameron offered Zardari £650m in aid to spread education, extended unprecedented intelligence co-operation and set up a joint "centre of excellence" in Pakistan to exchange knowledge on how to counter improvised explosive devices, the weapon of choice of terrorists in both Pakistan and Afghanistan.(emphasis mine)

Ka Ching! Since British soldiers are dying, Cameron runs over to Pakistan to buy information. Don't worry about the small section on "spreading education". We all know that's never going to happen.

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