More than any other terrorist attack in this volatile country, the devastating truck bombing of the Marriott Hotel over the weekend has presented government and military leaders here with a stark choice: Go all out against extremists or risk the nation's collapse into chaos.My response is, "well, no shit." That's always been the case with Pakistan. I'm just wondering why we are engaging them on the border, which emboldens the radicals and pushes the populace in their direction. And why is the press suddenly writing about facts that I learned in college.
That is the growing consensus among many Pakistani analysts and commentators, who fear that without rapid, determined and ironfisted action by officials and security forces, this nuclear-armed land is in danger of becoming a failed state, with Islamic radicals in control.
Sep 23, 2008
Our Coming War With Pakistan Update
Well, this is exciting.
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