What is it with Illinois politicians and Pakistan?
First, Barack Obama, who said he would usher in a new era of diplomacy that will lift our reputation across the globe, sparked flag-burning and other protests in Pakistan with his political posture that he might invade as president.
Then, the Chicago Tribune reveals that Pakistan simply threw away the half-million doses of expired flu vaccine Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich tried to dump on that country. Blagojevich tried a press stunt that failed. He tried to play off the drug importation political angle and "bought" $2.6 million in vaccines he never was able to import. Taxpayers would be paying for the bone-headed move, but so far state Comptroller Dan Hynes has refused for Blago's folly.
A state trade office over there might not be a good idea right now.