The coverage of Obama’s event yesterday from the local Cincy Enquirer: “With the aging Brent Spence Bridge as a backdrop, President Barack Obama issued a challenge Thursday to his top Republican opponents in Congress to pass a bill he says will create jobs by funding projects like the bridge’s $2.4 billion replacement.”
“‘There’s no reason for Republicans in Congress to stand in the way of more construction projects,’ the president said. ‘There’s no reason to stand in the way of more jobs. Mr. Boehner, Mr. McConnell, help us rebuild this bridge. Help us rebuild America. Help us put this country back to work. Pass this jobs bill right away.’”
“The nation’s top military official said Thursday that Pakistan’s spy agency played a direct role in supporting the insurgents who carried out the deadly attack on the American Embassy in Kabul last week. It was the most serious charge that the United States has leveled against Pakistan in the decade that America has been at war in Afghanistan,” the New York Times reports.
Pakistan's foreign minister, Hina Rabani Khar, reacted to reports of Pakistani involvement in the attack on the embassy in a Wednesday interview with NBC's Andrea Mitchell.
Said Hina Rabani Khar: "All terrorists which attack innocent civilians or major installations are against both of our interests. We have no qualms in saying that whatsoever. However we need a commonality of approach both in terms of tactics and in terms of overall principles to be able to tackle them effectively."
"If Pakistan, instead of being recognized for the great sacrifices and cost it has paid for this war that we are fighting and that we are at the forefront of, if that is not recognized and instead a blame game is started then we will both lose out."