Biden, Hagel and John Kerry Will Monitor Pakistan Elections

Welcome to Pakistan, senators!

I hear they need some extra help in the Swat Region.

Senators Joe Biden, a former 2008 presidential candidate, John F. Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, and Republican Chuck Hagel will be in Pakistan on Monday to monitor the national elections.

Biden says the US should cut off aid to Pakistan-

Senator Joe Biden, a Democratic leader on foreign policy, told reporters today that the US should cut off aid to Pakistan if the national elections were found to be unfair on Monday.

It was already announced that there will not be a massive deployment of international observers at the elections. And, there will no doubt be charges of vote rigging no matter who wins.

So, will Joe Biden be naive enough to propose to cut off aid to our ally in the War on Terror anyway? Don’t be too surprised if he does.
Certainly the Swat Region will need his expertise?

Taliban celebrating in the Swat region of Pakistan. (Long War Journal)

The Islamists are also getting ready for the election…
At least 37 people were killed today when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Pakistani political rally.

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