How do we live with a clean conscience when we punish those who help us? I’m referring to Dr. Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who helped the Navy Seals in catching the most wanted man on the planet – Usama Bin Laden!
While we live in the glory of having removed Usama from the face of this Earth, we also live in the shame of letting Dr. Afridi be subject to the mercy of Pakistani justice. He has been put in jail for 33 years and we are doing nothing about it.
We should have brought Dr. Afridi to America, given him a green card, a home, a car and a job and made him a national hero. This would have given everyone outside America an incentive to reveal the whereabouts of potential terrorists out there.
But now our administration has made things worse because no one in their right state of mind will ever help America again because they know that we will leave them at the mercy of their own government.
Where are our morals and values when it comes to patriotism and why do we allow politics to come in the way? He came through for us – why are we not able to do the same for him? And the irony of it all is that we continue to donate huge sums of money to Pakistan and Pakistan claims to be an ally of America.