“Pakistan’s Besieged Government” (TIMES, 1/12/12)


     Why should the United States “keep engaging” Pakistan’s “civilian leaders and encouraging its civil society whenever possible” if their military is in charge?  Such a policy threatens American lives in the Af-Pak region and is much too expensive to sustain, especially with the U.S. wallowing in a depression.

     The best way to deal with the Pakistani military is by ending the war in Afghanistan and cutting off the money supply.  A beginning to such a policy might be easier if the State Department would take charge of foreign policy.

     Then, it should be made clear to the Secretary of State that the U.S. cannot police such a vast unsettled region by itself.

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