Why is the U.S. funding higher education for its "Benedict Arnold ally" Pakistan when the Pentagon is cutting tuition assistance for American troops?
That's the question Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, asked as he prepared to introduce a bill Tuesday to give Pakistan aid the "sequester" treatment -- halting the money until U.S. tuition assistance is restored.
Poe described the cost of the program as .1 percent of the Defense Department's budget, and one that has helped graduate 50,000 individuals.
He said the Marines spent roughly $47 million from the program last year -- comparing that to the $12.7 million spent on higher education in Pakistan.
"And that's not all," Poe said. "Since the sequester, the administration has approved $37 million in foreign aid to Pakistan."Read the whole story HERE and view a related video below: