In March, the Obama administration certified to Congress that Pakistan had shown a "sustained commitment" to ending its support for Islamic militants. Two days later, the top U.S. military officer accused Pakistan's premier spy agency of supporting Afghanistan's deadliest insurgent group.http://www.kansascity.com/2011/05/05/2852799/us-pakistan-policy-sets-low-bar.html
At the same time, U.S. officials were in the final stages of planning the raid that killed Osama bin Laden on Monday, didn't know if Pakistani officials were helping to hide the al-Qaida leader in a military town near their capital.
Despite the contradictions, the certification was granted, removing a key hurdle for Congress to approve $1.5 billion in new U.S. military aid to Islamabad and showing yet again the lengths to which the Obama administration has bent over backward to keep its policy toward Pakistan on track.
Putting aside sheltering Osama bin Laden, "Pakistan had shown a 'sustained commitment' to ending its support for Islamic militants".
That makes no sense.
And, it certainly doesn't justify $1.5 billion in new U.S. military aid.