WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday that the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden presents a make-or-break moment for U.S.-Pakistani relations.
Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said in a broadcast interview he believes “it’s a moment to look each other in the eye.” He told NBC’s “Today” show that “if we’re really going to be allies, if we’re going to fight this war together, we need to be in it together all the time.”
He said he still trusts the Pakistani government but concedes that questions linger over “what they knew or didn’t know about bin Laden being in their country — their willingness to pursue some terrorists but not others.”
Mr. Boehner said he thinks that Pakistan, on balance, “has been a real asset” in the war on terror.
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