Saturday, March 14, 2009

People on People

According to today's economic times article:

Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call's executive editor Mort Kondracke said "US intelligence officials say Pakistan is the likeliest source of terrorist attacks on the United States. It's the most dangerous place on earth: nuclear-armed, menaced by terrorists, economically in crisis and mired in political turmoil."

While Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has declared himself America's ally in the war on terror and has permitted the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to use Pakistani territory to stage missile strikes on Al Qaida targets, "he has not been able or willing to crack down on extremist groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which perpetrated last year's Mumbai terrorist attack".

Noting that "those groups originally were created by Pakistan's military intelligence service, the ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence), to stage attacks" in Kashmir, Kondracke said: "They are widely believed to still have ISI connections."

Strong statements!!!

Well when Paul Krugman got a Nobel, I wondered. Every column I ever read of his is from the Hindu. And every time the content was the same: he could have done that and should not have done this. Isn't it a lot more different when you are actually holding the post? Easier said than done Paul!!!

These columnists eh?!

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