"... for Pakistan in particular, the incentives are perverse. As one U.S. official explained to us, “Pakistan gets over a billion dollars per year for poor cooperation and is quite certain that improved cooperation or any success against Al Qaeda would result in less, not more, U.S. support.” "
"Let’s raise the bounty on Osama to $700 billion to be split evenly between Afghanistan and Pakistan on the development of their societies. If, as seems to be the case, the only way to stop the bonfire of the banks is to hose them down with money big time why not double down on the War on Teror while we’re at it? Probably a net gain for everyone in the end."