China Gifts Pakistan With 50 Fighter Jets

Today on Lavish Gifts That Make Me Uneasy, China has agreed to provide Pakistan with 50 JF-17 fighter jets — or roughly the equivalent of a new pony for a 7-year-old girl. It's a direct outcome of Prime Minister Gilani's visit to Beijing this week, a four-day jaunt intended to send a clear signal to the U.S. that killing Osama bin Laden without so much as texting them first was totally not cool. ("Humiliated" was the word Defense Secretary Robert Gates used to describe them.)

Read between the passive-aggressive lines, Obama: You think you're the only one they can get $2.7 billion in aid from? There's plenty of superpower fish in the sea. [NY Times, photo via AP]