""If want to completely flush these terrorist it may cost us 50 Billion USD in five years.""
Yes, Your numbers are fairly convincing. Our burn rate on the War on Terror is almost US$ 5 b / year. We have spent about US$ 40 b since 2001; and got back approx US$ 12 b from the USA.
We are the most Loyal nation for the USA. But we are paid very little for our enormous sacrifices because:
1. It is much cheaper for the US to
We get paid so little for our sacrifices. This is because:
1. It is cheaper for the US to pay a few individuals handsomely, rather than invest in the welfare of 170 Million people.
2. The real power rests with our Generals. They are generally contended with a bit of praise by white guys; and a bit of acknowledgment of the supreme sacrifices the Army has made in Swat and fata.
3. Zardari and his government are perpetually indebted to the USA; their lives depend on American goodwill.