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(Mr. POE of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)
Mr. POE of Texas. Madam Speaker, Osama bin Laden has met his maker, and we appreciate the Navy SEALs for arranging the meeting, but Pakistan gives us some concern. It seems like Pakistan might be playing both sides, and they have a lot of explaining to do.
For all these years, we believed that Osama bin Laden was on the run, living in a cave; but, apparently, Satan's Pawn has been living for years in a million-dollar compound just yards away from a Pakistani military base, but Pakistan claims no knowledge of Osama bin Laden's whereabouts. I just don't buy it.
I've introduced a bill that would require Congress and the American people to get a full understanding of what Pakistan knew about bin Laden's whereabouts and when they knew it, before we give them any more American money. Congress has already appropriated $3 billion in aid to Pakistan for this year; and unless Pakistan can prove that they were not providing sanctuary for America's number one enemy, they should not receive any American aid.
And that's just the way it is.
House bill would withhold aid to Pakistan until bin Laden cooperation clarified
Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) has introduced legislation that would prohibit the U.S. from giving Pakistan any more foreign aid unless and until it becomes clear that Pakistan was not harboring Osama bin Laden.