Friday, September 16, 2011

Pakistan Refusing to Change

"Time and again we've urged the Pakistanis to exercise their influence over these kinds of attacks from the Haqqanis. And we have made very little progress in that area...I think the message they need to know is: we're going to do everything we can to defend our forces."

The guy who got unanimous Senate confirmation is being straight here, is doing the job for which he was hired. But seems like Pakistan does not get it -

"But if the militants are doing something inside Afghanistan, then it is the responsibility of the Afghan and Western forces to hold them on the borders"

-- A senior Pakistani government official involved in defense policy

Pakistan does not understand that just because crime is committed across the border does not mean it has the luxury to let free these folks in their own back yard. That is the same mentality which allowed OBL to live in Pakistan for years and that is the same doomed approach which Pakistan uses to justify harboring of terrorists against India.

Anyways, Obama Administration does not have any choice other than keep ratcheting 'drone pressure' on bad guys anywhere they are in AfPak region. 

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