Dr. Shakil Afridi is a Pakistani citizen living and working in Pakistan, a sovereign country. He independently and covertly assisted the United States while acting as an agent of the United States in carrying out an US covert military operation and attack in Pakistan without informing Pakistan. (For good reason from our standpoint.) For his act Pakistan has convicted him of a crime against the state and tossed him in prison with a 33-year sentence. This is unreasonable why? It’s not IMO. The Doctor may be a good friend of the US and a good person too. He was our ally in the war against al Qa’ida and Islamic terrorism but he is still a citizen of Pakistan living in Pakistan. Regardless of all of the preceding he committed treason against his country. What does the US and world expect Pakistan or any other sovereign country in similar circumstances to do? I think Pakistan is the most dangerous country in the world and I would like to see us get out of Afghanistan completely and sever all aid of any kind with Pakistan and only maintain diplomatic relations with them. Some say we need Pakistan. Once we are out of Afghanistan we don’t need them for anything of value to justify a close or friendly relationship. My only question is what part if any did we play in doing or saying anything in revealing his identity and role in the raid. Any information identifying him by us is wrong. The credo in the world’s government and especially their intelligence agencies is if you tell the United States a secret they will not keep the secret. And people wonder why our intelligence agencies labor under certain burdens. The doctor has good reason to believe that there is decent possibility that he will end up after all the huffing and puffing and bribes, threats, and closed door meetings that he will end up better than he is now. Heck, he might even make it eventually to the US as a permanent resident on a fast track to citizenship if he wants it.