29 November 2011

Head of Council on Foreign Relations on Pakistan

Richard Haass, this morning on Joe Scarborough's show:

We don't know anything new. What we have is simply more evidence that this is a deeply, deeply flawed relationship. We are not partners. We are not allies. We are not friends. Every now and then the United States and Pakistan have some overlapping interests, but increasingly we diverge. We diverge on terrorism, we diverge on Afghanistan. We shouldn't kid ourselves, and despite the tens and tens of billions of dollars that have flown from the United States to Pakistan, essentially we have very different agendas. This is a deeply flawed relationship with a country that supports terrorism, that often works against us in Afghanistan, and has the fastest-growing nuclear arsenal in the world.

But other than that, Mrs Lincoln, how did you like the play?

By: Brant

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