Dr. Shakil Afridi’s (see photo above) appeal to be freed from prison in Pakistan is scheduled for July 19. As you may know, Dr. Afridi is facing a 33-year prison sentence for aiding the CIA in the successful mission that led to the death of Osama Bin Laden.
Pakistan is supposedly our ally in the war on terror.
Yet when this courageous doctor assisted our military in hunting down the man behind the mass murder of over 3,000 American citizens, Pakistan’s government fabricated charges to jail Dr. Afridi.Some ally.
Our budget is beyond busted, and our foreign policy rewarding the worst of the world’s dictators because “the other guy” might be worse traps us in an endless cycle of funneling your hard-earned money to autocrats who do not share our values or promote America’s interests.And that weakens our national security.
But you and I have a chance to put a stop to that.I am demanding a vote on my amendment to strip Pakistan of all foreign aid unless Dr. Afridi is released from prison on July 20.
This up or down vote will force every senator on the record, and will draw a line between those who stand with the taxpayers and those who wish to continue a policy of looking the other way as the world’s worst governments subvert America’s objectives.
But Harry Reid has blocked a vote on this amendment in the past and is likely to run interference again.
That’s why I hope you’ll sign the petition demanding the Senate vote on my amendment to end Pakistan freeloading off the American taxpayer while working against America’s objectives.
After you sign the petition, please chip in a contribution so RANDPAC can continue to mobilize grassroots activists to force Harry Reid to schedule a vote on my amendment.
I’m not giving up on this fight, Rand.