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10 Jul 2011 11:06


World: U.S. trims away a huge chunk of Pakistan’s security funding

  • $800 million in funding goes away — like that source
  • » That’s no small chunk, guys: In other words, roughly a third of the security aid that the U.S. gives Pakistan each year. Why the change? Well, as White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley puts it, Pakistan has “taken some steps that have given us reason to pause on some of the aid.” Like possibly harboring Osama bin Laden in a compound within a couple of miles of a military base? That seems like a pretty big step. That said, the U.S. does consider the relationship with Pakistan important, if imperfect. “It’s a complicated relationship in a very difficult, complicated part of the world,” Daley says. “Obviously, there’s still lot of pain that the political system in Pakistan is feeling by virtue of the raid that we did to get Osama Bin Laden, something that the president felt strongly about and we have no regrets over.”

06 Mar 2011 21:24


U.S.: Obama’s thinking of pulling oil from our backup supply

  • problem Gas prices are rising rapidly, as a result of the drama going on in the Middle East at the moment. Oh no, $4 a gallon? Whatever shall we do? Society will fail miserably without cheap petrol in our tanks!
  • solution? Obama’s considering tapping into our strategic oil reserves, according to White House chief of staff, William Daley. Whew. All this excitement! Where is our fainting couch when we need it? source

03 Jan 2011 22:07


Politics: Obama’s eyeing William Daley … possibly for Rahm’s old spot?

So Rahm’s probably gonna be mayor of Chicago, replacing Richard Daley. What does Obama do now? Well, he may be eyeing Richie’s brother William, a former commerce secretary. source