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Our secretary of defense Leon Panetta said on Thursday that Pakistan keeps turning a blind eye to terrorists who use land in their country as a home base for attacks on Americans across the border in Afghanistan.
And that they need to stop.
-- -- -- -- guard troops -- thing.
But secretary Panetta's remarks aren't sitting well Pakistan's Foreign Ministry who fired back today saying that their country strongly rejects those comments and the quote.
We feel that the secretary defense is over simplifying some of the very complex issues we are all dealing with in our efforts against extremism and terrorism but.
One member of the house permanent select committee on intelligence here in the states says that just because it's hard to rein in the Haqqani Network.
Doesn't mean Pakistan shouldn't do it.
We understand it's hard we understand their military has limited capability.
We understand it means taking some risk because if you go after the -- economies may come after the Pakistani government.
But again the bottom line is it is absolutely essential to stabilize that region not only for Afghanistan but for Pakistan's.
When we asked secretary Panetta if the United States is at war with Pakistan he said we are at war with anyone who would attack our country.
In Washington Peter do you -- Fox News.
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