Gates also maintained that Pakistan had been punished sufficiently, saying it had already been "humiliated" by the manner in which US forces had gone in and taken out bin Laden. "If I were in Pakistani shoes, I would say I've already paid a price," Gates said.Humiliation is not the issue. The issue is that America's Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Commander-in-Chief have yet to demonstrate by their actions that they grasp the enormity of the issue of the U.S. taxpayer being forced to pay for the killing America's own troops. That is in effect what has been going on for years, as U.S. monies paid to Pakistan's military have been diverted by the same military to supporting terrorists who kill Americans in Afghanistan.
"I've been humiliated. I've been shown that the Americans can come in here and do this with impunity. I think we have to recognize that they see a cost in that and a price that has been paid."
The general American public is slowly learning of the atrocity so before the entire truth enters the mainstream media, it would be extremely wise of Gates and all others in the American government to say less in public in the attempt to bolster Pakistan, and do more in private to halt the most fiendish situation in the known history of warfare.