(NBC) -- The leader of Pakistan's ruling party tells NBC News the U.S. should apologize for the border raid that killed 24 of its soldiers last year.
"I'd like the American public to consider what their reaction would have been had 24 American soldiers been killed in such a way on the border with Mexico. I think an apology would have been appropriate," said Pakistan People's Party Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
Instead, Pakistan cut supply lines to our soldiers in Afghanistan. They're also upset about drone attacks to track down militants. Analysts say the U.S. must work this out. "They are building more bombs than any other country. . . This is a country that is too important to ignore," says The Brookings Institute's Bruce Reidel.
The U.S., meantime, is furious that Pakistan jailed the doctor who got DNA samples to help the CIA track down Osama bin Laden. Dr. Shakil Afridi was convicted of treason this week. He got 33 years. The Senate voted to cut 33 million in aid. "This action by Dr. Afridi to help bring about the end of the reign of terror designed and executed by bin Ladin was not in any way a betrayal of Pakistan," said Secretary Of State, Hillary Clinton.
The White House says they're in talks with Pakistan's government to re-open the supply routes, and expect that will happen.