Sounds Like A Good Deal

The US gummint has threatened to withhold bribe money "economic aid" from Pakistan if Pakistan doesn't get with the program and start actually doing something about terrorists on the Afghan border. In retaliation, Pakistan threatens to pull its troops back from the border.

Let's see if we have this right: the US saves $800 million in bribe money and Pakistan moves its do-nothing troops away from the border.

Sounds like a win for the US taxpayers.