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Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Kahn has been lectured by Hillary Clinton and
her country publically attacked before Congress.
U.S. Arrogance: Insulting a loyal ally on live TV is perhaps not the best way to make friends . . . "You will lose an ally"
Adjective: Having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities.
Pakistan's foreign minister has warned that the US could lose Pakistan as an ally if it continues to publicly accuse Islamabad of supporting militants. Hina Rabbani Khar told Geo TV that the US could not afford to alienate Pakistan's government or its people, reports the BBC.
The White House kept up the pressure, urging Islamabad to break any links it has with the Haqqani network.
SHOCK: The leaders of Pakistan are sitting on a nightmarish volcano of a nation. Any government official who does not know this is a fool or a liar. The leaders of Pakistan do what they have to do to survive as individuals and as a nation. But with all the internal problem they have the Pakistanis have also been loyal friends of the United States in the Cold War, the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan and in the current Afghan war.
Now the U.S. is insulting our friends on live TV to try and cover up for our errors. This is stupid . . . no moronic foreign policy.
"You will lose an ally," Hina Rabbani Khar told Geo TV in New York, where she has been attending the UN General Assembly.
"You cannot afford to alienate Pakistan, you cannot afford to alienate the Pakistani people," she said. "If they are choosing to do so it will be at their own cost."
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani also weighed in, telling reporters: "They can't live with us. They can't live without us.
"So, I would say to them that if they can't live without us, they should increase contacts with us to remove misunderstandings."
He and Ms Khar were responding to Adm Mike Mullen's testimony on Thursday when he told a Senate panel: "The Haqqani network... acts as a veritable arm of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Agency.
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