Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Deal with Pakistan?

David Ignatius writes this morning approvingly of what he perceives as a deal made between Pakistan's new government and the US, one that allows the US a greater hand in prosecuting the effort against the Taliban and AQ into Pakistan. Ignatius sees the deal as having been made when Pakistan's new leader visited in September, but I see its genesis as coming earlier, when the US quietly stood by and let Musharraf twist in the wind. I feel pretty sure that we had reached an accord with Zadari--one that secured his ascent to power, protected Musharraf's life and liberty, and gave us the freedom we need to go after terrorists in Waziristan. Looks like a pretty good deal to me.

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