During its nearly 70 years as an independent state, Pakistan has dealt with eleven United States presidents. Several of them mentioned the country in their memoirs. Most of these were passing references. For instance, former president Bill Clinton in his autobiography mentioned Pakistan briefly as an appendage to his visit to and experience of India. However, while they were in office, none of the presidents showed the kind of disdain for Pakistan that is being attributed to President Barack Obama, the current occupant of the White House.