Dr. Shakil Afridi is a Pakistani doctor who set up a phony vitamin B vaccination clinic in Pakistan. He was working for our CIA and was trying to obtain DNA from persons who might be related to Osama bin Laden. Afridi was successful and turned over the information to our CIA. Eventually, as we all know, bin Laden was tracked down and eliminated by our Navy Seals.
Our wretched president has been taking credit for doing nothing more than what we would expect of any president -- ordering our military to achieve a critical goal, in this case, "getting" bin Laden. Obama's life was never endangered during the bin Laden operation, he was never at any risk at all, he simply gave the OK to proceed with the operation.
Afridi has now been convicted of treason in Pakistan and has been given a 33-year prison sentence. We are still sending billions of dollars of American taxpayers' money in aid to Pakistan. Not a word of protest from our president to the Pakistani government.
This is how our country now repays our friends and heroes who truly put their lives at risk for us. Thank you, Mr President.
ANDY GREGO, Richland